We didn't see a better running back prospect at the recent SoCal NIKE Camp than Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton's Covaughn Deboskie. In fact, Deboskie should be getting more mention as a top 100 player nationally and just picked up a huge scholarship offer earlier today.
Deboskie, 6-0, 192 pounds was easily among the top 10 prospects we saw at USC on Sunday and is an elite player nationally as well. Despite nursing a sore hamstring all day, the running back still showed his incredible speed and quickness as well as very good hands out of the backfield.
"I was dragging a little but I still felt good out there," Deboskie said. "I tweaked my hamstring running track about three weeks ago and it hasn't fully recovered yet. It's sore but I went out and did my best and felt I had a good camp. I had fun and enjoyed working with the coaches and everyone there."
Deboskie jumps off the screen when you watch him on film and is the kind of back that can score anytime from anywhere on the field. The running back attended two NIKE Combines running a 4.48 and 4.51 in the 40 with a 37 inch vertical leap both at both events. When you combine his film with his combine and now NIKE camp showing, there is no doubt Deboskie is a top 100 player nationally and right there with Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's Darrell Scott as one of the top two backs in the West region.
On the recruiting front, Deboskie told us at the camp Sunday that he had a solid top three of UCLA, Michigan and Stanford with Arizona State and Georgia tech rounding out his five. After his recent offer earlier today, there is now a new player in the mix.
"Florida just offered me this morning," Deboskie said. "I'm very excited about that offer and interested in learning a lot more about them. Without ever checking them out, I would put them No. 4 right now behind the other three I said but honestly, those schools are all pretty even. I'm going to take an unofficial visit to Florida in the summer and check them out."
Deboskie plans to graduate early and as a result, may only have time to take a few official visits and those will have to be early in the season.
"That's why I'm taking a lot of unofficial visits," Deboskie said. "I think I'll be able to take two or three visits during the season and then I'll have to decide. I'm graduating early and that will allow me to take part in spring practice at whatever school I choose."