San Jose QB excited about Sun Devil offer

Even in the weeks leading up to the 2010 class' signing day, college programs always have to have an eye on future recruits. Through their efforts, Arizona State has already identified one of its main 2011 targets at signal caller: Kyle Boehm. Devils Digest talked to the Archbishop Mitty High School quarterback about his recruitment with the maroon and gold.

"I was excited when Coach Christensen told my coach that Arizona State had offered," said the 6-3 210 Kyle Boehm. "I was really pumped up about that offer because back then it was my first Pac-10 offer. I was getting some letters from (ASU) for a little while, so it wasn't really sudden or unexpected.

"I talked to coaches Mazzone and Erickson and they were really nice and seemed like good coaches. I felt very comfortable talking to them. I think I would fit in very nice with their offense because I'm a quick learner. I don't hesitate when I'm playing."

Boehm pointed out that he knows the older brother of current ASU running back Cameron Marshall who also hails from San Jose. The Archbishop Mitty standout naturally didn't rule out possibly talking to Marshall in the future to get his input about the Sun Devils.

Cal, Colorado State, and San Jose State are some of the other major schools that have extended offers to the signal caller. "I've been hearing a lot from Washington because my high school coach is good friends with one of the coaches from there," stated Boehm. "I think it's just a matter of time with getting an offer from them."

Boehm commented that currently he doesn't have a short list of favorites and is keeping his options open.

"I'm just excited that all these schools recognize your hard work," said Boehm. "It feels great and I'm appreciative of everything that is happening right now. I'm just trying to soak it all in."

As a junior Boehm was named First Team All-WCAL and the WCAL Co-Player of the year. He finished with 881 yards passing for seven touchdowns and had 861 yards rushing for 12 touchdowns.

"I've been told I have good footwork and mechanics," said Boehm of his skills. "I have a high release and a strong arm. I need to work the most on my accuracy and decision making. I'm also working with a trainer now to get faster."

The ASU target is a bona fide dual threat quarterback and what is probably even more impressive about his numbers is that his team has started running the option offense just this past season. The Monarchs won just one game in 2008 and last season had a jaw dropping turnaround going 9-1-1, taking a share of the WCAL title.

"I like being dual threat because that means that defenses have to prepare different for me than other quarterbacks," explained Boehm. "I know a lot of offenses in college run a spread and have some options plays and that helps me. But I also think that with my skills I have no restrictions and can play in a pro-style offense or any other type of offense.

"I really like Peyton Manning – the way he throws the ball and moves in the pocket. I really try to resemble him the most as far as quarterbacks, even though I'm more mobile (laughs). In college I like Tim Tebow because he runs the same type of offense I run."

Boehm plans to attend a few camps and combines in the off-season, and even though he hasn't complied a specific list, one of these events is likely to see him as a participant. "Arizona State (camp) is definitely going to be one of my first choices," said Boehm, "because they were the first Pac-10 school to offer me."

When discussing the factors that will go into his decision, Boehm claimed that distance won't be as significant aspect in his ultimate resolution.

"I'm really focused on education, that's probably the biggest thing I'm looking for in a school," said Boehm. "I'm not set on one major because that may set barriers as where I could go. So I really haven't thought about that much. The depth chart is also something I have to look at, so I'll know when I have a chance to play.

"I don't know when I'm going to make a decision. I'm probably going to ride it out and see where it takes me. I don't want to commit too early and see how far I can get in the process and see what schools are going to have interest in me."

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