Cleburne (Texas) three-star defensive tackle Tevin Boone (6-2, 315) is very aware of the importance of his senior season.
Not only is he looking to help the Yellowjackets make a playoff run, but he also knows college coaches are keeping a close eye on his performance.
"This season has to be the best season I've had since my freshman year," Boone said. "It has to be the best. I've been pushing and I've been working hard. Every day in the weight room, in practice putting all I have into it. I'm just really grinding."
After one game, Boone knows improvements need to be made, but he feels good about the direction he and his teammates are heading.
"Actually it's going really well right now," Boone said. "The team is looking pretty good we just need to get our offense together and we should make a run in the playoffs."
On the recruiting front, Boone is staying patient and hopeful. He attended camps during the summer at UNT and Tarleton State, and received strong praise for his performance.
"They said they loved my quickness and how well I got off the ball and how I used my hands because I worked on that a lot," Boone said. "I mean most of the time that's what I did. I ran and worked on my footwork and hands and it was really that all summer."
He also planned to attend to SMU's camp, but he was unable to make it. During the season he also has a few plans to attend a Texas State game, and Texas Tech is a program which has caught his attention.
"I love their football program," Boone said. "Coach Kingsbury is building a great program. One of my coaches went to Tech and he tells me a lot about it and how it was when he played. It's a great organization."
Boone has received interest from Navy, Memphis, Arizona State, TCU, Kansas State, and Oklahoma in the past. As a junior in 2013, Boone registered 88 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and nine sacks.