According to Brandon Rush's AAU coach John Walker, five schools are in the running for the No. 13 ranked player from the class of 2005. Walker also expects Rush, a 6-foot-6, 202-pound small forward, to have a decision by the end of this week at the latest. Presently, Rush is on an official visit to Kansas.
"Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and USC all have a shot, with USC being the least likely since Brandon declined to take an official visit there and only visited unofficially," said Walker. "He is supposed to come home tonight from his visit to Kansas, and he will go into a deep think tank the next couple days and make a decision."
With start of school rapidly approaching, Rush did not really begin the recruiting process in earnest until after June 21 when he withdrew from the NBA Draft.
"When he took his name out, he decided to consider any school that showed a sincere interest in him at that point," said Walker. "Kansas, Indiana and USC really started recruiting him then. Oklahoma and Illinois had already been recruiting him."
Although Rush appears destined to attend college instead of spending a year training at the IMG Academy or playing in the NBDL, he has still has not officially qualified academically.
"He did well on the SAT, and that score is at the Clearinghouse, his transcripts from Kansas City are at the Clearinghouse, but his transcript from Mt. Zion is not at the Clearinghouse," said Walker.
Once all the paperwork does get to the NCAA Clearinghouse, Rush is expected to qualify.