Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln wideout Nyan Boateng, a 6-foot-2, 185-pounder who is currently ranked No. 88 overall in the country, recently took an unofficial trip to West Virginia. How did things go and who are his favorites?
"I really liked the coaches and the stadium down there, but the area isn't really for me," said Boateng. "I'm a city guy and, while I'm not looking to live in the middle of a city, I want to be close to one. Nothing against West Virginia because it's very nice down there, but it's just not for me."
West Virginia was one of the first schools to offer Boateng.
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"That's why I was so interested in checking them out," he said. "I really appreciate their interest."
Boateng will now focus on some other schools he's interested in.
"I guess you could say my favorites are Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Southern Cal, Virginia and Miami," he said. "But Pitt isn't as high up as they used to be. The Big East is kinda weak it seems and I want to play for a national title if I can."
Boateng, who caught 44 passes for 940 yards and 14 scores as a junior, wants to visit Penn State, Miami and Virginia on unofficial visits this summer.
"Penn State is a place where I could really help turn things around I think," he said. "Miami is known for producing wide receivers and Virginia is having a great recruiting class and need someone to step in right away. Southern Cal is kind of far away and loaded at wideout, but they would be a great place to win it all. Maryland has the coolest coaches and I feel comfortable with them."
Boateng will take all five official visits before deciding. He just received an 1,100 on his first try at the SAT.