6-4, 250-pound Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) quarterback/safety Greg Boone is anxious to get his senior season underway. Boone looks forward to showing just how much he has improved skill-wise and leadership-wise over the off-season, and believes his team will be in contention for a state title.
“I’ve worked on my footwork and how to be a leader,” Boone said. “I did a lot of drills this summer [to help with my footwork]. The camps helped me see where I stood with other players and taught me what I needed to improve. [In terms of being a leader] I’m more of a vocal leader. I’ll let my teammate’s know when they aren’t doing something right. I try to correct mistakes before they happen.
“I think we’re going to go undefeated and win a state championship. We’re just going to take it game by game.”
Boone, a jumbo athlete who could play quarterback, tight end, linebacker or defensive end on the next level, has not yet been able to narrow his long list of schools. He holds 14 Division I-A scholarship offers and wants to narrow his list by the end of this month.
“Hopefully I can narrow down my list by the end of August,” Boone said. “I’m going to sit down with my family and coach. I’m still open right now. The most important factors are if I like the coaching staff, the offense and the health of the program.”
The Oscar Smith standout will make some official visits before choosing a school.
“I do want to take some official visits before I decide,” Boone said. “I’ll probably take some visits during the season and some after. It’ll be a combination.”
Florida, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Maryland are the teams that have sent the most mail this summer. The only schools Boone has had direct contact with over the summer have been Maryland and Virginia Tech.
“Florida, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Clemson and UNC send the most mail,” Boone said. “I haven’t received as many letters from Clemson though. The only coach I’ve called this summer was Coach Stinespring. The only summer camp I went to was Maryland.”
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