Ian Book Starts Spring-Of-Travel On The Blue

It's spring break for Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Ian Book is racking up the frequent flyer miles. But his first stop in his travel-heavy Spring.. Boise State.

It's spring break for Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., and one student is racking up the frequent flyer miles.

Quarterback Ian Book is taking advantage of the time off to visit a slew of schools that have interest in the three-star gunslinger. He will fly up and down the west coast in a matter of a few days as he looks to get a better idea of where he will play his college football.

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The first stop, Boise State.

"It was a good visit," Book said Friday afternoon, one day after returning home from the City of Trees. "It was my second trip there. I was excited to get back up there."

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Book has visits scheduled to UCLA, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, UNLV and San Diego State. Then, numerous coaches will visit the northern California prospect during Oak Ridge's spring football sessions. The plan is to make a decision when spring ball concludes, around the end of May or beginning of June.

Of the visits Book is taking, only UCLA has yet to offer. But there is plenty of interest from the Bruins.

The schools vying for Book's services like his skill set, which he says is similar to that of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

"My favorite NFL is the Niners, but I wouldn't say my favorite quarterback is (Colin) Kaepernick," Book said. I like Russell Wilson a lot.

"Like him, I can get outside if needed. If there is a mix of a pocket passer and a runner, I am it."

Book also has a unique take on what he is looking for in a school, one that gives an idea of his priorities and goals.

"I want to go somewhere that I will enjoy being for four or more years, even if football doesn't work out," he said. "Somewhere that is home. A winning tradition is great and obviously plays a part, but I want somewhere that is home."


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