Los Angeles Harbor College wide receiver Mike Bolio is weighing all his options and starting to look at trip plans. The freshman has classes to finish at Harbor but very well may be able to transfer after the summer rather than coming back for his sophomore season at Harbor if he so decides.
One thing is for certain, teams would love to have Bolio sooner rather than later and the teams seem to be increasing daily for his services. Marshall has plans of giving Bolio a trip in June, and Auburn, Texas Tech, Arizona State, USC, San Diego State and Hawaii have all shown interest in doing the same.
Bolio is a special athlete that can do anything, and did just that this last season at Harbor. He started out the season as the top freshman receiver in the state, according to The JuCal Transfer, and ended the season as one of the most versatile quarterbacks in the state when the top two quarterbacks at Harbor went down with season-ending injuries in week three.
The season started with Bolio making 18 catches for 309 yards and two touchdowns in two weeks before taking over the quarterback reigns. In week four, Harbor installed its version of the option offense and saw Bolio rush for 88 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for another and leading Harbor to its second straight victory at quarterback. When the season was over, Bolio had completed 57% of his passes, accounted for 16 touchdowns in nine games and was named to The JuCal Transfer post-season all-state team as an athlete. He was 4th in the state in all-purpose running with 165.7 yards per game, finished 2nd in the state in punt returns with a 19.3 average and was named offensive most valuable player of the Western States Conference South Division.
So many would ask; what does Mike want to do when he transfers out of Harbor?
"Oh no, I want to play wide receiver," said Bolio. "You get beat up back there playing quarterback, that's a dangerous thing."
Bolio is 6-foot-0, 195 pounds and was once clocked less than 4.4 seconds in the 40. He was a track star in high school at South Torrance and ran the 100-meters in 10.9. He grey-shirted in 2003 and has a few classes he needs to pass during the summer in order to transfer. However, Bolio likes the idea of playing at a major school and likely will not leave Harbor without an offer from one.
"If I get an offer from a real good school I'll do everything I can academically to make it happen, even if they want me to red-shirt for a year," said Bolio. "I really like the idea of playing in front of 90,000 fans at Auburn or playing in the Big-12 for Texas Tech who throws the ball a lot."
So whom does Bolio really want to play for?
"If I had to pick one school I've always dreamed about playing for it would be Florida," said Bolio.
Ironically, Urban Meyer and the folks at Utah were recruiting Bolio last season before Meyer departed for Florida to take over the Gators.