A Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver will reportedly head to the MAC to finish his collegiate career.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported on Sunday night that George Rushing will transfer to Buffalo for his final year of eligibility next season. Rushing later retweeted Potrykus, though UW has not officially announced anything.
Rushing announced his intention to leave Wisconsin as a graduate transfer back on Dec. 7, five days after the Big Ten Championship Game.
The Florida native suffered a left leg injury during fall camp and did not play during Wisconsin’s 13–1 season. Rushing was taken off the injury list back in mid-November but was not with the team, according to head coach Paul Chryst.
Chryst confirmed back on Nov. 16 that Rushing would be graduating but at the time had not discussed the receiver’s future.
Former #Badgers wide receiver George Rushing has found a home at Buffalo. He just got back to me. He felt very comfortable with coach Lance Leipold and the staff. Said culture similar to what he found in Madison.— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) January 22, 2018
Forgot to add that former #Badgers WR receiver George Rushing graduated from UW and will play for Buffalo next season.— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) January 22, 2018
Rushing played in 39 career games with one start and caught 18 receptions for 208 yards. He also contributed 40 rushing yards on seven attempts.
Buffalo is led by head coach Lance Leopold, who should be familiar to many within Wisconsin. Leopold took over the MAC job after an impressive run at Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he won six national championships in eight seasons. From 1991–93, he was also a graduate assistant with the Badgers under Barry Alvarez.
The Bulls rebounded during the 2017 season with a 6–6 record, winning their last three games and notching a ‘W’ against Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic squad on Sept. 23. This after going 5–7 and 2–10 in Leopold’s first two years in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Former Wisconsin assistant Rob Ianello coaches Buffalo’s wide receivers along with owning associate head coach and recruiting coordinator duties.