Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA) quarterback Michael Box was fresh off an impressive performance at the University South Carolina’s camp when he headed to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s camp on Saturday. The 6-4, 195-pound rising senior had been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to show the Hokies what he could do…how did it go?
“Coach O’Cain said I was the best one there. It was exciting and I was honored that he would tell me that. I’ve been dreaming about being at that camp, so it was good to perform well,” said Box. “I would say I performed the best in the one-on-ones. I got to showcase my arm and ball placement.”
Box certainly came away from Blacksburg feeling good about his performance, however, he will have to wait before he receives a decision on a scholarship offer.
“Coach O’Cain said he has five guys coming in for next camp. They will evaluate them and let me know the direction they are going after that,” Box said. “An offer could go out to me or any one of those other guys after that camp up until mid-senior year. It could be anytime.”
UT-Chattanooga is the first and only offer for Box, who could be close to adding an SEC offer to the fold.
“I performed pretty well from what I was told by the coaches,” Box said, referring to his South Carolina camp performance. “They seemed to enjoy what I had to offer. It was great learning from Coach Spurrier knowing the history he has with quarterbacks. He taught me a few things. He told me to relax and slow things down. He said I was the best quarterback he had seen so far in this class. They want to take a look at some others at their other camp, but he said all is looking pretty good for me.”
Box also plans to camp at N.C. State, South Florida and U-Conn, and these three camps will take place in a 4-day span.
“It is a play-it-by-ear type of situation,” Box said of his decision making process. “I’m going to a few more camps. Right now, I’m just enjoying my recruitment.”
After racking up over 1,500 yards of total offense at Duluth High School last season, Box has since transferred to Collins Hill and participated in spring practice with his new team last month. He is excited about the season to come, especially the opportunity to run a pro-style offense.
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