Kendall Bussey, Senior, “The Bus,” played at Archbishop Shaw and the University of Colorado. There, Bussey was a roommate of former John Ehret star and future Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart.
Bussey said his son wanted to stay home and play for Curtis Johnson at Tulane: “It was an easy sell. We are from New Orleans. Curtis is a helluva recruiter. He’s excited to wear the Green and White and play for the local fans.”
“I really like the program,” Bussey Jr. says. “I feel I will be a good fit in the offense. I like what Coach Curtis is doing. I really want to be a part of the family.”
The 5’9″ and a half inch Bussey runs a 4.47 forty yard dash. He weighs 195 pounds. Newman head coach Nelson Stewart said Bussey starred in the recent 7-on-7 tournament held at the Saints facility. He will run the 100 and 200 meters later this week in the Junior Olympics.
“Alex Paul, who’s one of ours, placed there,” Stewart said about Tulane. “He’s had a great experience. I have gotten to know Mike Neu very well, the staff. They are building something. I think they are able to keep players. As a former player, it’s nice to see them take care of the New Orleans players first. That is a big deal.”
Kendall’s dad said getting a Tulane education was a big part of the decision: “First and foremost, we are looking for education and we know at Tulane what will be great. Second thing is he is a quick back, works very hard, and it will be tremendous accomplishment to go to Tulane.”