July 6, 2010
Toledo OL hearing from Spartans
It is a great year for offensive line talent in the state of Ohio and Chris Boles of Toledo Central Catholic High school is a main reason why. Checking in at 6-foot-5, 315-pounds and with double-digit scholarship offers, he is one of the biggest recruit in Northwest Ohio both literally and figuratively. SpartanMag.com caught up with Boles and got some insight on his recruitment.
Spartanmag.com asked Boles about his current scholarship offers and if he is hearing from the Michigan schools?
"I have 11 scholarship offers right now, he said. I am hearing from both of them (Michigan State and Michigan). I went to camp at both schools last year."
Boles has not been to a session of camp at Michigan State this year, though there is a possibility that he may attend the 1-Day Elite Camp that will be held on July 12th.
Toledo Central Catholic is usually one of the strongest programs around and Boles indicated that he has high expectations for the upcoming season for both his team and himself.
"Our team should be pretty good this year, he stated. "We only lost 2 players on the offensive side of the ball so we should be fine there. I am also going to be playing some defense this year"
One of the reasons why Boles has picked up scholarship offers from the likes of Wisconsin, Illinois, Syracuse and Cincinnati is due to his overall athletic ability. Boles moves very well for a person his size. He moves well enough that he plays on the basketball team and can even dunk. Not sure to many people would want to take a charge with Boles coming down the lane.
As with any high-level Ohio recruit, Boles has heard from Ohio State. We asked him about the Buckeyes.
"We stay in-touch, but I think that chapter is pretty much over," Boles stated. "They already have 4 offensive line commitments and if Aundrey Walker decides to commit to them, which he probably will, that fills all the spots."
Even though he may not end up playing for the Buckeyes, Boles knows that his path to a college education and possibly a NFL career can be found at several other high-level Big ten schools. With that said, he is not in a hurry to make his college choice at this point.
"Right now I am not in a hurry to make my decision. I think am a better player than some of the guys out there that are getting more publicity than I am, but what can you do. I am just going to work hard and will be very happy when I find the right school for me."
SpartanMag.com will be covering the Spartan Camp and we will be sure to keep an eye out for Boles. The camp will certainly feature some quality offensive and defensive lineman that Boles could showcase his skills against. If he is in attendance, we will follow-up with him afterwards and get his impression of the camp as well as the feedback he received.
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