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Boulware keeps adding offers

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For a long time, inside linebacker Ben Boulware of Anderson (S.C) T. L. Hanna was stuck on two offers. These days, however, his stock is soaring and on a few occasions the 6-feet-2, 225-pounder has picked up two offers in a single day.
In fact, it happened Thursday.
"I think I'm up to like 14 or 15," Boulware told Rivals.com. "It's pretty surprising. I mean, I expected it to happen and was waiting for it to happen. But now it's happening so fast. It's not a bad thing. I like it. There was a huge gap. Now it's all blowing up."
Georgia Tech and Tennessee offered Thursday. Georgia pulled the trigger when he visited the school last weekend, and that one stands out, Boulware said.
"I really liked the Georgia offer," Boulware said. "I kind of knew going in it would happen. I went down there and they showed me how interested they were in me. It was pretty cool."
In addition to Georgia, Boulware also has visited South Carolina this year. This weekend, he will check out Clemson, which is only a short drive away."
After that?
"I'm going to Notre Dame on the 24th (of March), and I'm pretty sure I'm going to Alabama next week," Boulware said. "That one isn't set in stone. I've been talking with Coach [Mike] Elston from Notre Dame a good bit on Facebook. I've also talked to Coach [Kirby] Smart and Coach [Chris] Rumph from Alabama a good bit. I guess they're close to offering and want to get me there so I can see what they have to offer. It's really the same thing from both of those schools."
Boulware also thinks Clemson might offer soon.
"I've been talking to them a good bit the past month," he said. "Things are going pretty good."
Right now, Boulware has no leaders.
"I don't really have a top five," Boulware said. "I don't have any favorites. I haven't narrowed it down. I'll probably start doing that within the next month."
In 2011, Boulware recorded 181 total tackles. He had another 150 the previous season.
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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