Jumbo Athlete, Class of 2020
East Surry High School, Pilot Mountain, NC
Last summer, it looked like East Surry’s (NC) Jefferson Boaz was headed towards a college basketball career. At 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, Boaz had drawn looks from Texas A&M, Davidson, Appalachian State and others after his play on the summer circuit.
Now, it’s obvious that Boaz’s potential is for football. That much is surely evident with his eight football scholarship offers, after Virginia Tech this week joined North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky and William & Mary.
But Boaz might not be done. He’s got a few weeks worth of camps that could further determine where he’s headed, as well as what position he could play.
“I definitely look for, I want to make sure it’s not necessarily a football school but a football-driven place,” Boaz said. “I want to play somewhere with a lot of people and where people are excited for Saturdays. I don’t have any interest going somewhere that doesn’t have that. It’s four years you can’t get back, so I’m trying to make the best decision. Another thing is the coaching staff, how they vibe when everyone is there. Are they friendly or do they act like they’re bigger? It’s the family type feel I want.”
The Hokies offered this past Sunday after Boaz took part in one of their camps. For now they like him as a ‘jumbo’ athlete, who could play tight end, but possibly also offensive line.
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