March 24, 2010

California quarterback sees offers mount

Recruiting has heated up for California quarterback Kyle Boehm. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from San Jose is now up to eight scholarship offers and is starting to put together plans for visiting college campuses this spring.

Boehm managed 850 yards rushing and another 850 yards passing last year. Boehm's athletic ability is measured by a 4.89 time in the 40-yard dash, as well as a 32-inch vertical leap.

While his performance on the field last season got him some looks, Boehm's willingness to travel has helped him make a name for himself. Boehm has attended a 7-on-7 Badger Tournament in Los Angeles. He has also taken an unofficial visit to Cal, a Junior Day in USC, UCLA and will be going to Washington and Arizona over spring break.

"I think there are a lot of opportunities that are presenting themselves," Boehm said. "My going to camps and getting my name out there has really opened a lot of doors for me."

Boehm currently holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, San Jose State, Wyoming, Arizona State, Cal, Washington, Northwestern and Kansas State. He said USC and UCLA have been getting in touch with him more lately as well.

"I went to their (UCLA) 7-on-7 Badger Tournament and got to talk to the head coach for a little bit and I have been trading emails. He (Neuheisal) is a great coach and I have heard a lot of great things about him.

"USC has been talking to me a lot lately. I have been getting a lot of hand-writtens from them in the mail saying they want me to come out and watch a practice. I am looking forward to that," he said.

Despite the interest from the Pac-10, Boehm said he isn't writing off the two schools in the Mountain West Conference who have shown interest - Wyoming and Colorado State. Wyoming offers a friend in Austyn Carta-Samuels who has the same trainer as Boehm. Carta-Samuels has been able to answer Boehm's questions about the Cowboy program. Boehm has seen Colorado State University, as it was the place his sister went to college to play volleyball. He also saw a football practice while on-campus and was impressed.

"Right now I'm going to try to get to as many scholarship schools as I can and go from there," Boehm said.






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