Booher Proves to be a Sizeable Prospect

Bryton Booher, a 6-foot-8 offensive lineman from Conway, attended Arkansas' annual football camp and hopes to maintain interest and earn an eventual offer to play for the Razorbacks.

Even in a crowd of hundreds of other high school football players, Bryton Booher is impossible to miss.

In addition to being a 6-foot-8, 300-pound offensive lineman, the class of 2013 prospect had a battle wound over his left eyebrow, but said he won that particular showdown in Waco, Texas.

"I got these stitches after the Baylor camp in a one-on-one drill with no helmet on," Booher said. "It didn't even hurt when it happened and I still won the one-on-one."

Booher, a Conway native, said the stitches did not hinder him at the Arkansas camp a couple of weeks ago as he worked with the Razorbacks coaching staff.

Arkansas offensive line coach Chris Klenakis was not able to be at camp all three days, but Booher said he learned a lot from the third-year Razorback assistant.

"I got a lot out of working with Coach K on the first day," Booher said. "I only got advice from him that one day, but he told me that I need to stay more upright and deliver a blow instead of just waiting on the big hit to come. That was the big thing I need to work on."

Booher attended the Arkansas camp in 2011 before becoming a starter for the Wampus Cats in the fall. He said he worked hard on keeping Arkansas' interest in him after struggling a year ago.

"I think I showed a lot of improvement from last year," Booher said. "I felt like I did terrible last year, but I came up here and still got some interest. I have to wonder what will happen now that I'm halfway decent.

"Up until last year, I had not started a varsity game. With a varsity season under my belt and another year of lifting weights, I felt like I was a lot more comfortable and more used to playing left tackle and all kinds of blocking."

The Conway senior-to-be has earned interest from schools like Arkansas State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Louisiana Tech and others in addition to Arkansas. He expressed interest in playing for both the Southeastern Conference and the Cardinal and White.

"When you look at the SEC, they've won the last six national championships now, so there's a lot of appeal to playing there," Booher said. "And then growing up in Arkansas, I have a lot of pride for the state and I'd love to play here."

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