Boehm Getting Closer to Decision

The California Golden Bears have offered just two quarterbacks in the 2011 class. But one has already made a verbal commitment leaving San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty's Kyle Boehm as the lone uncommitted Cal QB recruit. Boehm added his 11th offer on Monday and says he is getting closer to making a decision possibly as soon as next month…

Kyle Boehm (6-4, 215) is Northern California's top quarterback prospect. The Top 300 member has double-digit offers receiving his latest from Illinois on Monday.

"It felt pretty good, it's my 11th offer," said Boehm, who also holds offers from Arizona State, Cal, Kansas State, Northwestern, Texas Tech, and Washington among others.

The three-star prospect has had a busy spring competing at the Badger/New Level 7on7 in Las Vegas as well as taking unofficial visits to schools up and down the West Coast.

Initially, Boehm had planned to make a late summer decision but with increased recruiting attention, he says may pull the trigger as soon as next month.

"I've been thinking about making a decision pretty soon," said Boehm. "But I don't have set of list of schools as far as rankings."

Living in the South Bay, Cal is a school that has stood out to him. "Cal is one of my favorites," said Boehm. "I've always liked them a lot."

Boehm visited Berkeley last month for the Bears' spring game, and he will return there this Friday to compete in the Elite 11 Regional Camp at Memorial Stadium.

Oregon is another school he's showed interest in, but it's not reciprocal. "I grew up in Oregon, so Oregon has been one of my top schools," added Boehm. "But I haven't had much contact from them."

While the Ducks might not be showing much interest, the Beavers are.

"Oregon State came by my school, they're interested," said Boehm. "My dad went there."

Despite being his father's alma mater, Boehm says there is no pressure at all to favor the Beavers. "It will definitely make him happy but it's pretty much my decision," Boehm said of choosing Oregon State. "[My dad] will be comfortable wherever I go. He says that I can't make a wrong decision."

Another Northwest Pac-10 school has caught his eye as well. "I've been to Washington twice," said Boehm. "I really like the coaches there. My interest in Washington is up there."

Boehm also made the trek to Southern California during spring break to visit UCLA and USC. He says those schools "pop out"; they could play a factor in his recruitment. Neither has offered, but both are still showing interest.

"USC is a big time school, the campus just stood out to me," said Boehm. "I love [OC/QB] Coach [Clay] Helton. UCLA is pretty much the same. The campus is beautiful and coaches are great."

Many schools have stopped by the Archbishop Mitty campus to watch Boehm work out and talk to his coaches. More offers are forthcoming, regardless; he has a set of factors for his future college home.

"Education is one of the most important things," said Boehm. "The campus, I want to go to a place where I feel comfortable. If I can't see myself there then it's not an option. The coaches, I think having a good connection with the coaches is important. The depth chart, I got to know what my competition is – how many quarterbacks are on the roster."

Boehm says he could narrow his list in the next few weeks.

Stay with and for continuing coverage of Kyle Boehm's recruitment, including an update from Friday's Elite 11 Regional Camp.

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