Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton running back Covaughn Deboskie has been pretty consistent with his top five since we first talked to him at a NIKE combine back in January. One of those schools had yet to offer but that all changed earlier today.
Deboskie, 6-0, 195 pounds is one of the elite players in the West this year and at worst, one of the top two running back in the region. He has great explosiveness and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field.
The running back is also the ultimate competitor with a great work ethic and a burning desire to be the best.
"I want to be thought of as the best back around," Deboskie said. "There are a lot of backs that had 20-25 carries last year and put up a lot of yards. I wasn't able to do that and I think that has hurt me a little but I want to prove I'm as good as anyone and I think I've done that this Spring."
Scholarship offers have flown in from all over including schools like Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and just about everyone in the Pac 10.
The one school that Deboskie has always listed high but had yet to offer was Cal. At last the Bears offered earlier today.
"I got the letter in the mail today," Deboskie said. "I was excited, I've liked Cal for awhile now and getting the offer was a big deal. I've been talking with Ron Gould and was wondering when they were going to offer but he just told me to be patient.
"He said they don't offer as fast as other schools because they like to take their time and be sure they're offering the right player. He also told me they wanted to wait until they saw me in person so I'm coming up on Friday for an unofficial visit.
"I've only been to UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State before so I'm looking forward to seeing what Cal is about. I'll get out there around 6:00 tomorrow night and will meet with the coaches and check things out, it should be fun.
"My top five is still pretty much the same- UCLA, Michigan, Florida, Cal and Stanford and Georgia Tech is up there as well. I'm going to Stanford's Junior Day on Sunday and then will take some unofficial visits when the summer rolls around.
"I'm definitely going to visit Michigan, that will probably be my first one. I also want to check out Florida, Clemson and Georgia Tech. At the end of the summer, I evaluate everyone and see about making an early commitment.
"If one school has stood out above the rest, then I'll go ahead and commit. If everyone is kind of jumbled together, then I'll take my time and hold off a little. I do plan on graduating early so I'll need to decide early in the season at the latest but I'm just going to play it by ear right now."