Boateng to Decide Early?

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Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) star wide receiver Nyan Boateng exploded on the recruiting scene last month, racking-up over 30 official scholarship offers. The 6-3, 195 pound prospect displayed his 4.4 40 speed and athleticism during the Elite combine last month, and now claims scholarship offers from the likes of Miami and Southern California.

Miami and Southern California are two of Boateng’s top seven schools.

“Right now I like Pitt, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, USC, Miami, and Michigan State,” Boateng said. “There are a whole lot of other schools there, but these schools have separated a little bit.”

Pittsburgh, Maryland, and Virginia are the three schools that stand out above the rest of the top seven.

“Yes, there are schools that stand out from [my top seven] list,” Boateng said. “Maryland, Pitt, and Virginia. I’ve been down to Maryland twice. I like Coach Ralph Friedgen and I like Coach [Dave] Sollazzo a lot. They have the program really going in the right direction. The campus was beautiful.

“I went down to watch Chris Taft play in a basketball game, but other than that I haven’t really seen Pitt. I do like Coach Walt Harris. We talk pretty much every week on the phone. I like how they use wide receivers. They know how to get the most out of their receivers. I know Larry Fitzgerald. I talk to him and he tells me how nice things are down there.

“For Virginia, I like the academic reputation and the environment. Eugene Monroe told me about his visit and how beautiful the campus is. He’s a good friend of mine and he’s trying to get me to go with him. I met most of the coaching staff down at the Elite Combine, so I have a good feeling about the coaches. I’ve spoken to Coach Al Groh on the phone a couple of times. We had good conversations…I like him. He talked about Virginia and what he’s trying to do there. I told him I want to play early, and he stated they have played 23 freshman over the past few years. If you are good, you’ll play.”

This summer, Boateng plans on camping at West Virginia. He goes to Morgantown this weekend. He may also camp at Virginia and Maryland but is currently undecided.

“I might go to Virginia’s last summer camp session,” Boateng said. He has made unofficial visits to Maryland, Syracuse, and Texas already this year. “If I don’t, I’ll definitely go on an unofficial

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