Vero Beach, Fla., defensive tackle Travonte Boles is in Sebring, Fla., this week preparing for Tuesday's South-Central Florida All-Star game and the 6-0, 310-pounder heads into the game as a newly-committed prospect.
"Last Thursday I committed to Western Michigan," Boles reported. "Basically it is the type of football they play. They play a lot of high profile teams and a high school teammate that played with me last year, Zeke Motta, he plays for Notre Dame and that's only 45 minutes away.
"Then, their facilities are top notch. They are the only program in the MAC with a training table. Their Business program is top 15 in the country so there's a lot of positives with them. I've got a big chance of coming in and starting as a freshman because they don't have the type of defensive tackles they are looking for."
Boles took his official visit to Western Michigan the weekend of Dec. 11. He also officially visited Georgia State, and still plans to take additional official visits before signing his letter of intent in February.
"I'm going to Illinois State pretty soon and then to Wake Forest. All [have offered] but Wake Forest," Boles reported. "[Iowa State] calls the school all the time for me and came by the school last week, so they're still on my pretty strong."
Boles primarily played offense this past fall for Vero Beach, recording 175 pancakes. He did play more defense this fall than in years past, and finished with 40 tackles and six sacks on that side of the football.