Many times when a player gets the accolades that Covaughn DeBoskie (6-0, 192, 4.48) from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton has received they rest upon their laurels and wait for their senior season to begin. Not DeBoskie, he has participated in every combine and camp possible and he has been stellar in each and every one of them.
One trait that is a constant with successful football players is the competitive spirit and DeBoskie definitely has that fire.
It would have been easy for DeBoskie to sit out the rest of the camp circuit after winning the NIKE Camp running back MVP award. His stock was already hot and his camp performances only became hotter.
You have to love DeBoskie's competitive fire. He's one of those special athletes who are not only very athletic but he's an overachiever as well. There are plenty of D-I colleges who have thrown their hat into the ring in hopes of landing the talented running back from the Grand Canyon State.
DeBoskie currently has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida, Mississippi State, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Texas Christian and Navy.
DeBoskie has a very busy summer planned as he is planning on taking unofficial visits to several schools.
"I still think I'm visiting Michigan, Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina and Florida," DeBoskie said. "After I go to those schools, I will have a more accurate picture about the schools I like.
"I have only been to three schools so after I visit the other schools, the picture will become clearer."
DeBoskie will be seeing one of the schools that have offered this coming weekend when he will take in Stanford's junior day this coming Sunday (May 20th).
At this juncture, DeBoskie doesn't have a clear cut favorite, but there are schools that he does like and there are schools that he wants to see so he can get to know better.
"I've been to UCLA and I like that school a lot," DeBoskie said. "With Stanford you get a great education and there is an opportunity for early playing time, but other than that all the schools are pretty even."
In an earlier interview with Hamilton head coach Steve Belles, he was very pumped up about his star running back.
"Covaughn is the full package as a running back," Belles said. "He can run, block and catch.
"Covaughn has great vision like all the great ones do," Belles said. "He's going to be a very highly recruited athlete."
Believe it or not DeBoskie will line up at his more natural position of running back for his senior season, he played mostly fullback as a junior.
From his fullback position, DeBoskie rushed for 1,304 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes out of the backfield for 414 yards and scored two touchdowns through the air.