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DeBoskie sets announcement date

Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton running back Covaughn DeBoskie has narrowed his choices to two schools and will make public what he has already done privately when he announces his college selection at the Army All-American game on Januaray 5.
DeBoskie, 6-0, 190 pounds is one of the most explosive backs in the West this year. Despite sharing the ball with several other talented players at Hamilton, DeBoskie still rushed for 821 yards and 13 touchdowns and caught 18 balls for 362 yards and five more scores.
"I played a different position this year," DeBoskie said. "Last year I got a few more carries because I was playing fullback but this year, I played almost like a slot receiver so whenever I got the ball, I was always in motion.
"The coaches said this was what was best for the team so I said that was fine with me. Of course I would have liked to carry the ball 30 times a game but we have a lot of good players on the team so that wasn't going to be possible."
On the recruiting front, DeBoskie took official visits to Cal, Stanford and Arizona State before narrowing his choices to two.
"It's Cal and ASU," DeBoskie said. "I'm going to announce at the Army game and I've already graduated so I'll be able to enroll in time for Spring ball. I've actually already made my decision but I want to wait until the Army game to release it.
"It was a hard choice because both schools are really good and I couldn't have gone wrong at either one. I love the atmosphere at Cal and I'm very close with their RB coach Ron Gould. I went up there for a few unofficial visits and just feel very comfortable in Berkeley and I like the depth chart there as well.
"ASU really impressed me this year. I wasn't really looking at them that hard but after watching them play and seeing what a great coach Dennis Erickson is, they really opened my eyes. I love the offense and how they always have a strong one, two punch.
"They had a guy go down but still you saw Herring and Nance step up. Plus it's close to home and they're committed to improving the facilities and building a new practice field.
"Both schools have pluses about each of them and that's why it was such a tough choice. I just did what I felt was the best thing for me and where I think I'll fit in the best. On January 5, I'll make it public and I'm looking forward to that."