JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Parker Boehme was enjoying a solid sophomore campaign before a back strain derailed him. As a junior, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood signal-caller is putting things together on the field and colleges are noticing.
"Yeah, from how I have been performing this year and knowing I can make every throw, it has kind of separated some schools from others with regards to what their gameplan is for games and the type of throws they make, the type of offense they run," Boehme said. "I am looking for a system that I fit into."
So far, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound dual-threat quarterback has drawn interest from a few schools that fit what he is looking for.
"I see that in Marshall, they throw the ball a lot. West Virginia, saw them against LSU and they threw for a bunch of yards. North Carolina has their quarterback under center a lot but they are still getting it done. Tennessee is in the picture. Vanderbilt definitely, they have a good offense. Southern Miss, they have a no-huddle offense, it is basically all about the quarterback," Boehme said. "I've heard from all of those."
Two of those schools have gone ahead and offered.
"Marshall and Southern Miss are my only two offers," Boehme said.
So far this season, Boehme has yet to hit the road to check out any games in-person. He did have an opportunity to enjoy the recruiting experience for the first time though as a sophomore, when he visited South Carolina for their game against Arkansas. That trip made an impression and helps to motivate him as a junior.
"It was very interesting," Boehme said. "I was pretty nervous going in there and didn't know what to expect honestly. I felt like I was a pretty decent sized player but seeing everybody else, it was eye-opening. It isn't just this area that is being recruited, it is the whole country. Seeing their weight room and how much time they put into that, it really shows how much work goes into playing at the college level. It was a new experience, but I really enjoyed it."
Boehme is trying to make plans to attend some games, mentioning possible destinations of Tennessee and Vanderbilt, before the season concludes. He also hopes to camp at Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia, as well as others, during the summer months.