Boone Decision Next Week?

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Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) quarterback Greg Boone is nearing decision time. He makes his fourth and what will be his final official visit this weekend and, according to Oscar Smith head coach Richard Morgan, may have a decision by next Thursday. Boone’s finalists include Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

“After the visit this weekend, Greg is going to give every coach another chance to come thru next week,” Morgan said. “We’re going to talk about it and the plan is for him to have a decision on Thursday morning. Greg’s a low-key guy, so there will be no press conference. If he has his decision, we will call the school that he chose and the schools he didn’t choose.

“Greg’s going to use next week to listen to the coaches and just to have some time to think.”

Boone’s final official visit will be to UNC. He made an unofficial visit several weeks ago to Chapel Hill to take in a basketball game. While UNC, which was the first school to offer according to Coach Morgan, is very much in the mix, Coach Morgan says not to read too much into the unofficial visit earlier this month.

“He just went to a basketball game,” Morgan said. “Recruits get free tickets, so he and some of his buddies from our basketball team went to a game and drove back the same day. I think people read too much into that.”

Virginia Tech’s Bryan Stinespring made an in-school visit with Boone yesterday. How did it go?

“It went fine,” Morgan said. “Greg’s gotten to know Bryan and Coach Beamer very well over the past year. There’s honestly not much more to go over at this point. All of the schools are just checking in and telling Greg that they still love him and are still very interested in having him be a part of their team.”

Heading into the final weekend, Morgan says that Boone does not have any favorites among the 4 finalists.

“Actually, he says all of them are still in the mix,” Morgan said. “In visiting all 4, he didn’t want to go in with any preconceived notions. He wanted to be real open about everything and choose where he feels best. He isn’t concerned with a team’s record, he just wants to be comfortable with the coaching staff.”

Next Monday, Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen is expected to make an in-home visit with Boone. West Virginia quarterbacks coach Bill Stewart will be in on Tuesday. UNC head coach John Bunting will