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FSU legacy recruit Devin Bush Jr. picks Michigan over Florida State

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Florida State had a chance to add an impressive recruit to its linebackers corps, their most shallow position group entering 2016.

Update: Bush picked Michigan.

2016 LB Devin Bush Jr. recently took to Twitter to state that he will be announcing his commitment this Wednesday, December 16th at 12:30 ET. Florida State and Michigan have been neck-and-neck throughout his recruiting process but the Seminoles have made a late surge behind a visit from defensive coordinator Charles Kelly and linebackers coach Bill Miller at Bush's 8A Championship Game last weekend as well as an in-home visit from Jimbo Fisher himself on Sunday evening.

247 Sports lists Bush as a four-star prospect, and as the eighteenth best inside linebacker in the country. Bush measures in at six foot 220 pounds, and will be a much needed addition to the thin linebacker group currently at Florida State. He came to Tallahassee for an unofficial visit in early April with teammate and fellow linebacker Devin Gil while making his official visit solo on Halloween against Syracuse.

His father, Devin Bush Sr., was an eight year veteran of the NFL, and played at Florida State under Bobby Bowden. He was also a part of the 1993 National Championship team before being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. Bush Sr. then became head coach at the same Charles W Flanagan High School in April of 2013.

As a sophomore in 2013, Bush Jr. accumulated 114 tackles with two sacks and three interceptions. In 2014 he had 8.5 tackles for loss, the same season that Flanagan High School made it to the class 8A state semifinals, arguably one of the most competitive divisions of high school football in Florida. In 2015, Bush Jr. and the Flanagan Falcons won their first ever state championship, finishing the season 12-2.

Should the Seminoles land Bush Jr., Florida State would have three 2016 linebacker commits as three-star Emmett Rice and four-star Josh Brown are already committed to the Seminoles at linebacker.