2014 defensive tackle Brock Boxen of Beaver Falls, Pa. recently reeled in his first offer and is now his hoping for more. The athletic lineman earned his offer while attending a summer camp session at Pittsburgh.
"Recruiting is good," said Boxen, who is 6-foot-2 and 265-pounds. "I've had a lot of colleges I've talked to. It's pretty exciting."
Aside from his offer from Pittsburgh, Boxen mentioned that Maryland and Michigan have also been showing consistent interest. The offer from the Panthers came on June 15th during his visit for a summer camp.
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"They pulled me aside half way through and offered me," said Boxen. "Overall I like the school and it's close to home. I can't really say that I would know about their academic program yet, but they have very nice football facilities."
Boxen also attended summer camps at Maryland and Youngstown State.
"Those didn't go as well as the Pitt one did, but they were good," said Boxen, who also participated at the Rivals.com/VTO camp in Pittsburgh during the spring.
With his junior season right around the corner, time is limited for additional visits and camps this summer.
"I'm getting to the point that I have to be at my own practice four days a week, so I really don't have the time," said Boxen, who did mention that he will be sure to check out his local school this fall. "I plan on going to mostly every Pitt game."
This fall Boxen will line up at defensive end, offensive tackle and possibly even placekicker for his team.
"I've been lifting all off-season," he said. "We started conditioning in mid-June and we lift after every practice so I'm already ready for the season to start."