Wheaton (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel defensive tackle Corey Boatman continues to hold four Division I scholarships. Last we heard from the 6-foot-0, 257-pounder, he had three favorites. Is that still the case?
"I've got offers from Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio), Rutgers and Syracuse," he said. "As for my leaders, I really like Rutgers. They are a very good school academically. I also like Cincinnati a lot. I've got a lot of family in the Ohio area and they've got a beautiful, compact campus and good coaches. Finally, I like Virginia as well."
Although there isn't a change in his favorites, Boatman still doesn't hold an offer from one of his leaders, Virginia.
"A lot of schools including Virginia and Maryland want to hold off on offering until the first few games of my senior year," he said. "Maryland said I'm a fundamental player and they like me a lot, just like Virginia. Both are saying recruiting will handle itself through the season and I'm planning to leave it alone and focus on my grades."
Has Boatman begun to consider visits this fall?
"I took most of my visits during the summer," he said. "I may try to sneak out to go to some, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do all five. It's going to boil down to fitting it around my season."
Clearly recruiting has taken a backseat to football and academics at this time for the two-star prospect.
"Right now school is about to begin and I'm getting ready for the season," he said. "I'm looking to step up and be a leader on the team this year. We're blessed with a lot of talent and I want to help them go in the right direction. I'm working to prepare myself mentally and physically to play every down and take the constant pounding in order to help produce for my team."
Good Counsel begins the season on August 31st.