By Diamond Williams
The Mississippi Link Intern
Jim Hill High School baseball senior, Isaiah Rush, signed with Tougaloo College Feb 5., to continue his baseball career.
“I didn’t consider any other schools. Tougaloo was my first choice,” said Rush before confidently signing on as a Bulldog.
Rush has a pitching career ERA of 5.61 with a winning percentage of .500 and a batting average of .374 with over 55 hits and 23 RBIs.
He also plans to excel academically at Tougaloo College, majoring in biology with aspiration to become a doctor. “Academically I want to make my parents proud. My grandmother passed away from cancer, and I promised her I would work towards becoming a doctor to find a cure.”
He was accompanied by his parents, Timothy and Linda Rush, and brother Timothy Rush Jr.
His father confirms his excitement for their son’s choice. “I am excited that Tougaloo was his first choice. I just want him to have a good collegiate experience and become a great student athlete,” said Rush Sr.
Focusing on his instant love for Tougaloo College, Rush said, “With a HBCU, you feel loved. That’s the first thing I felt when I entered the campus.”
The Jim Hill senior will join Tougaloo for the 2016-2017 season. With plans to a bring positive athletic attitude, Rush is looking forward to the upcoming season. “I’m blessed and humbled to be at Tougaloo College. Playing in inner city, a lot of talent goes to waste. They don’t see what we have to offer at JPS. It’s good to finally be a cornerstone.”