Smiling after competing at the Nike Football Opening Regional held in Kissimmee on Sunday, Parker Boudreaux said he was okay with all of the attention at the moment.
“I have about 70 offers,” he said with that smile. “The process is crazy but I really like it.”The madness can’t go on forever, so he says in a little over two months he will start limiting his options.
“No favorites right now, but I will narrow it down sometime during the spring,” he said. I want to have it to 10-15 by the middle of spring.”
With so many schools still in the running, we asked about a school that finally threw their name in the ring a couple of weeks ago. Florida took a lot longer than a lot of schools, but the Gators and the new coaching staff led by head coach Jim McElwain finally decided they really wanted to extend that offer to Boudreaux.
“It was pretty cool that the team I grew up liking offered me,” Boudreaux said. “I know they took a little while because of the new coaches. The new coaches are great. I know they are rebuilding everything, the campus is really nice, and everyone is really friendly up there.”
Florida offensive line coach Mike Summers was credited with putting together a very good offensive line a year ago from what most believed couldn’t happen. He is the only returning member of the Florida staff from a year ago. Boudreaux knows Summers well and it is a big selling point for the Gators.
“Coach Summers knows what he is talking about, he won’t lie to you,” the young man said. “He’s just really straight up.”
Boudreaux says he would probably announce a school choice at one of the All-American games if he is chosen to play in one of them. He also knows what he is looking for in a program.
“I just want to get somewhere I am comfortable, that has good academics, and like the people around the program,” he said.
Stay tuned to Scout.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of Parker Boudreaux.