One of the most sought after running backs in the west for the recruiting class of 2008 is Covaughn Deboskie (5-11, 187, 4.48) from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton and on a breezy Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles he showed onlookers at the NIKE Camp exactly why.
Even though Deboskie was nursing a tender hamstring, he showed what he is made of as he worked through the pain and had an outstanding camp.
It was unanimous among those reporting the camp that Deboskie was one of the best athletes in attendance.
Georgia Tech and TCU are the latest schools who have tendered scholie offers joining Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Navy, Illinois, and Michigan.
Florida, Clemson and South Carolina are also showing interest in the great Deboskie.
"Florida just saw my tape and they really liked it," Deboskie said "Florida said they are coming out to see me.
"I'm going to take an unofficial visit to Michigan in June so I can compare Michigan to the other schools I have seen," Deboskie said. "I wanted to make my decision by mid-season, but I may move it because of recruiting externalities."
Before attending the NIKE Camp on Sunday, the "Great Deboskie" was seen on the UCLA campus taking in a spring practice
"I came to see UCLA because it was an excellent opportunity to one of my top contenders up close," Deboskie said. "They're called Bruins because they're beasts.
I heard a lot of popping and hitting out there. Everybody was running to the ball.
The last two offers from Georgia Tech and TCU came as a surprise to Deboskie.
"I didn't expect offers from either," Deboskie said. "When I first got my offer from Georgia Tech offer I was kind of nonchalant because I got a bad grade in my AP Econ class and then when my coach told me about the offer I smiled ear-to-ear.
"Now that Georgia Tech and TCU has offered I have to look into both and do research on the two schools.
Deboskie is a focused and determined running back. If he needs two yards for a first down, he's going to get you the two yards.
On one fourth and ten last season, Deboskie was so focused on getting the 10 yards that after he got the first down he didn't realize that he may have been able to score a touchdown if his sites weren't so set on get that first down.
Deboskie recently ran a 10.96 against a very harsh wind and took a meet, his best time this track season is 10.79.