Dudley E. Dawson

Earle's Bohanon A Bright Young Star

Earle junior Gerry Bohanon (6-4, 215) is one of the state's bright young prospects and just began a tour of several campuses by just participating in the three-day Arkansas High School Camp.

Earle junior Gerry Bohanon has been a phenom in his part of the state for a couple of years now and he’s starting to stretch his wings and show off his talent around the south.

Bohanon (6-4, 215), who attended this week’s Arkansas High School Camp, threw for 1,763 yards and rushed for 964 yards in eight games as a sophomore while also recording 46 tackles and 9 sacks in five games at defensive end.

That followed up a freshman season in which he passed for over 1,800 yards and rushed for over 1,500.

“I feel that it went pretty good,” Bohanon said of the camp. “I played a few positions - quarterback, safety, wide receiver and outside linebacker. I enjoyed it.”

He is clear that he likes quarterback the best.

“That’s my position,” Bohanon said. “I feel that I can sit in the pocket. I can do that good, but I also feel like I am a dual threat guy that can throw on the run, get out of the pocket if you need me to. I can stay in it, I am accurate, I can throw the deep ball.”

Bohanon has one offer so far, but lots of interest.

“My only offer so far is Arkansas State,” Bohanon said. “But Arkansas is interested, Auburn is interested, Alabama is interested and Memphis is interested.”

He would relish the chance to be a Razorback.

“I love Arkansas and would love to represent my home state,” Bohanon said. “I hope I get the chance.”

Bohanon likes the Arkansas coaches.

“I like the way they treat the players and how they interact with us,” Bohanon said. “I love Coach B and I feel I have a good vibe with Coach Hargreaves and Barry Lunney.”

He has a busy summer planned.

“I have several more camps,” Bohanon said. “I have got to go to Mississippi State, most likely I will go to Tennessee, I go to Alabama and Memphis and might go to Oklahoma State, too.”

While it is early, he knows a few factors that will go into his school choice.

“I will be looking for a school that fits me and wants what is best for me,” Bohanon said. “I want to get playing time early.”


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