One of the Sunshine State's best two-sport athletes says his demanding
schedule has kept him from focusing too much on his recruitment.
"I've been real busy with baseball," said Bartow (Fla.)
Alex Boston. "That's been my big focus here lately. I'll have an FCA
(football) camp coming up in North Carolina later this week, and I'll be going
to Florida State after that, but I haven't done too much with football except a
passing league we're in and working out."
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Boston is a four-star prospect
at defensive end and might also project at tight end. He's also a talented
outfielder, and playing both sports will likely have an impact on his college
"I definitely want to go somewhere I can try to play
both sports," he said. "That's something I'll be looking at. Alabama, Georgia,
Iowa and Stanford have all said it would be OK to play both. I think most of
them will give me the OK to play both when it comes down to it."
Boston has football offers from all three Florida
powers, Tennessee, Notre Dame, North Carolina and "about 20 others, but I'm not
considering all of them."
"I don't really have a list of favorites now," he added.
"I've always followed the three Florida schools growing up, but we'll have to
wait and see. I'll know more once I get my test scores because that's what a lot
of schools want to see right now. Then I'll know what my options are."
As a junior, Boston shined on the defenisve side of the
ball with 12 sacks for Bartow. Some scouts, however, love his hands and 4.6
speed at the tight end spot.
"Most of them say I'll get a look at both positions," he
said. "I don't really mind. I enjoy playing both sides. Wherever I fit in best
is OK with me."