As more offers continue to roll in, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton running back Covaughn DeBoskie has made some changes in his top five including dropping one school out that was considered an early front runner.
DeBoskie, 6-0, 190 pounds has seen his stock rise this Spring as much if not more than any other player in the country. When we first saw the athlete at a NIKE Combine in Long Beach back in January, he had just one offer and that was from Navy.
He now holds offers from some of the nation's top heavyweight programs with the most recent offer coming Tuesday from Alabama.
As for his new top five, DeBoskie said a big issue for him is going to be who recruits him the hardest and what coaches, specifically the running back coach, he develops the best relationship with.
"I'm going to be loyal to the coaches who are loyal to me," DeBoskie said. "It's not just about who recruits me the hardest but that is important. Right now, the schools that seem most interested and the ones that I have the best relationship with are Cal, Stanford, Michigan, Clemson and Georgia Tech and those are in no order.
"I also want to get to know the running back coaches at each of the schools since that is the guy I'll be spending the most time with. Some schools, I feel like I've bonded well with my position coach and others, I haven't been able to track down at all."
One of those schools is UCLA, a school that had been leading for DeBoskie since he attended the Bruins Junior Day back in February.
"They just really fell off," DeBoskie said. "I've even tried to make contact with them with no luck. I'm not sure what happened but I'm still interested in them. I just want to know where they see me.
"Right now, I have a lot of good schools and I'm just going to focus on the ones that seem like they want me. Florida is up there too and I'm going to visit them next month. I'm still hoping to make an early commitment because my plan is to graduate early in order to enroll in time for Spring ball."