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RB Boone earns first offer

Running back Andre Boone out of Virginia Beach (Va.) Cox has received his first offer of the recruiting season from an ACC school.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder who runs an impressive 4.48-second 40-yard dash received and offer from Wake Forest.
"I thought the offer was great and that's my first offer," he said. "It kind of came out of the blue because they were not sending letters or anything and then they just came out of the blue and offered me. I think Wake Forest is a great school and it's close to my grandma and is convenient to my family for visiting for games. I haven't been down there much though."
Previously we reported that Boone was favoring Notre Dame and Virginia. Is this still the case?
"Yes, I'm still favoring those two schools," he said. "I just like the friendliness of Virginia. The coaches and staff and I love the campus, it's a beautiful campus and they have good academics too. I haven't been to Notre Dame yet, but I'd love to go there and see how everything is. I've heard some great things about them and I think Charlie Weis is going to be a good coach. I think he's going to bring back the tradition of Notre Dame and bring wins to the school."
More recently Boone has received interest from Nebraska, Michigan State, Georgia, Florida and Syracuse. Both Florida and Syracuse have peaked the interest of the running back.
"I've heard a lot of great things about Florida, it's a great place to play football and it's Florida," he said. "I love Syracuse and their recruiting coordinator is really friendly."
Boone is still hoping to hear more from Boston College and North Carolina.
"Boston College's coach came down here and watched me at a track meet. He's a great guy and I had some good conversations with him," he said. "I just grew up liking North Carolina."
During the offseason, Boone is playing baseball for Cox and recently went to the Westminister Tournament in Florida.
"Baseball is going pretty well and I went two for two at the tournament," he said. "I played alright, it wasn't my best."
This spring Boone plans on attending the Nike Camp at Penn State on April 30th and the Adidas Camp at North Carolina State in May.
Boone ran for 1,155 yards and 10 touchdowns last year as he was named all-district.
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