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Losing seasons haven’t hurt Tulane’s recruiting efforts

I can’t remember the last time that Tulane got this significant of a football commitment from a talented local player before his junior season: running back Kendall Bussey of Newman is expected to be one of the top players in the city from the class of 2015. His dad is convinced he can play at 210 or 220 pounds and Bussey runs under a 4.5 forty.

He has the chance to be a playmaker, something that every coach covets. Considering that Tulane hasn’t had a winning season since 2002 and only won two games last season, you would have to say Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson has done a very solid job recruiting.

This will be a big year for the Tulane football coaching staff. The schedule of opponents lends itself to a big improvement in the won/loss record and Johnson is convinced – if that happens – he can really begin to reel in some of the area’s best players. It doesn’t hurt to have the endorsement of Kendall Bussey, Senior, whose exploits at Archbishop Shaw landed him a scholarship at the University of Colorado.

In the past few years, Isidore Newman School had two talented players: Odell Beckham Junior and Ronnie Vinson, who would not even consider Tulane. But, that changed on a Wednesday in June. And for Tulane, it might be a sea change, indeed.

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