Oct 27, 2011; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis leads defensive lineman Anthony Chickillo (71) and defensive back Mike Williams (41) on to the field for a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Recruiting: Canes Warning Chats With 2014 RB Henry Bussey

Canes Warning recently had the opportunity to chat with 2014 Hialeah (FL.) stand-out RB Henry Bussey.


  • Class: 2014
  • Position: Running back
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 170 pounds
  • 40: 4.47 seconds

Offers/Interests, per 247Sports

  • Louisiana-Lafayette (offered)
  • Florida
  • Miami
  • Oregon
  • Pittsburgh
  • Temple
  • UCF

Canes Warning: How would you describe your running style?

  • Henry Bussey: I would describe my style as quick, smooth, fluent, explosive and fast.

CW: What are you looking for in a school?

  • HB: I’m looking for a school where I will get to play early and [one that] has a family atmosphere.  Also, one with a cool, calm and collective running backs coach.

CW: Who are some players that you look up to?

  • HB: I look up to Randy “Duke” Johnson, Chris Johnson and Kenjon Barner.

CW: What are some of your strengths/areas you would like to improve in your game?

  • HB: I would like to improve on basically everything: cuts, speed, hands and quickness.

CW: Why do you wear number 2?

  • HB: I wear number 2 because I grew up loving Miami.  Ever since I saw Willis McGahee, that number just stuck with me.  When I saw Graig Cooper wearing it, I kept it.

CW: What are some goals you have for your senior season?

  • HB: My goal is to get 2,000 yards and to break my school rushing record which is 1,565 yards.

CW: What camps do you plan on attending?

  • HB: I plan on attending Miami’s camp for sure as well as Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Oregon.

CW: What is one thing people don’t know about Henry Bussey?

  • HB: One thing people don’t know about me is when I’m quiet it’s because I’m thinking about my future in my head and what I can do to improve my game.

CW: What would you be doing if you weren’t playing football?

  • HB: If I wasn’t playing football I would be running track, definitely.

CW: Lastly, who are some players that you would compare your running style to?

  • HB: I compare myself all the time to the early Graig Cooper and Kenjon Barner of Oregon.

Bussey is a quick, elusive back who possesses good vision.  When he finds the hole, he is capable of hitting an extra gear that usually results in big yards.

Bussey has good hands and isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder.

The talented running back only played in three games during his junior season due to a pulled hamstring.

2012 stats, per 247Sports

  • 48 rushing attempts
  • 315 rushing yards
  • 1 rushing touchdown
  • 50 reception yards
  • 1 receiving touchdown

Check out Henry Bussey‘s junior highlights by clicking here.

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