February 29, 2012

Boulware not fazed

As spring approaches, so does the time of year when big time recruits always seem to emerge.

Recruits go from being seemingly unknown prospects to double-digit offers in a matter of weeks, and T.L. Hanna linebacker Ben Boulware is a perfect example.

Boulware hasn't quite reached double-digits yet, as he now has nine offers, but one could be on the way very soon.

"I'm going down Georgia this weekend for their V.I.D. day, and I was told that it was for recruits that have an offer or are close to getting one," said Boulware. "So I might can an offer then, but things are going well in recruitment and have started going really fast."

As far as the Bulldogs go, Boulware has been hearing a lot from them in recent weeks.

"I talk to Coach (John) Lilly a lot," said Boulware. "I've also talked with Coach (Rodney) Garner and Coach (Kirk) Olivadotti." They told me that they like my film and how I play the game, and I'm excited about getting up there to see them."

Despite his newfound fame in the world of recruiting, the T.L. Hanna standout isn't really fazed.

He has played his entire career with a full-blown celebrity on the sideline for every game.

"Yeah, T.L. Hanna is the home of 'Radio' (James Robert Kennedy)," said Boulware. "He is out there every day with us, and is really just a great man. I guess we don't appreciate how famous he is because we see him every day and we just know him so well. He is just an amazing guy, and it is really cool to have a movie made about him, because he deserves it."

Despite being one of the top players in the state of South Carolina, Boulware has yet to hear from either of the schools from his home state, both of which he rooted for growing up.

"I grew up going for South Carolina and Clemson," he said. "Neither have offered at this point, but I liked them both growing up. That doesn't really matter now though."

At 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Boulware has nearly an ideal frame to man the middle in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, and he has the skill set be successful in both areas as well.

"I give all the credit to mine linebackers coach," said Boulware. "He has coached me since I was a kid. He never played the game, but he has studied everything about it, and has taught me really everything I know. Plus, I just like to hit people and hurt people out there. I like contact."

When it comes to making a decision, and putting an end to the recruiting process, everything is still up in the air for the Palmetto State star.

"I don't know when I'll want to make a decision," said Boulware. "I have a lot of things I want to see and do, so I'm not sure. I won't be enrolling early because I love high school so much, but I'll probably wait until well into my senior year before making a decision."

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