Buda (Texas) Hays offensive lineman Boone Feldt had to make a big adjustment in the past few months, moving to the Austin-area school from Pilot Point, Texas, after his father took over as the head coach.
On a bigger stage at a program that is able to hold spring practices, interest in the 6-foot-3, 276-pound junior has certainly increased. In fact, Feldt recently picked up his first offer from an in-state program.
"Right now I think I'm close on a few offers," Feldt said. "I got one from Houston a week and half ago or so. That's the only actual one I have at this point."
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Several other programs could follow suit this summer if Feldt performs well at their respective camps.
"There are some schools that have said if I come to camp that they'll offer me," he said. "North Texas said if I do well at their camp that they will offer me. UTEP said if I come to camp they'll probably offer me.
"TCU, they say they're not taking an interior lineman right now. They said I'm No. 1 on their board for centers, though, and they want me to come to camp and work. Right now they're not planning to take any inside guys but they want me to come to camp and they'll think about it."
Feldt plans to attend a few of those camps.
"I'm going to go to TCU for sure," he said. "There's a North Texas satellite camp about 30 minutes away from my house so I'll probably go to that one too. I'll also go to a Baylor camp because they've been really interested. I'll just go to the places that are interested in me."
Feldt says he is completely open to any programs at this time but does admit to being very fond of a particular school.
"I like a few places but, right now, if I had my choice of anywhere it would have to be TCU," he said. "I went on some unofficial visits and met the coaches and really liked them. I think in the next five years that they'll win a national championship at TCU.
"They're redoing everything. They're already getting great recruits so with the new facilities they're building I think it's just going to become automatic that they will be a national power."