All eyes on Deboskie

Breakaway Speed, cutback ability and instincts say it all when referring to the 6-0, 192-pound running back from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton. Covaughn Deboskie who possesses 4.45 speed can run through you or around you.

With spring football scheduled to start this week, Covaughn Deboskie spoke about what has kept him busy since the end of football season.

"I have been lifting every day at I.KE.I. Performance," Deboskie said. "Mainly I have been working to get my upper body bigger."

With offers from Florida, UCLA, Stanford, Michigan, Clemson, Arizona State and Georgia Tech, Deboskie talked about a trip to see the Gators.

"I talk to Coach (Urban) Meyer, Coach (Dan) Mullen and Coach (John) Hevesy," he said. "They are having Friday Night Lights near the end of July and my dad is going to send me down around that time."

A teammate of Deboskie's, 6-3, 210-pound four-star wide receiver Gerell Robinson, is scheduled to make the trip to Friday Night Lights as well.

Deboskie spoke about the running back situation at Florida.

"They don't have that many running backs other than Bo Williams," Deboskie said. "Coach Hevesy keeps telling me that they need a big time back and that is why they chose me. When I was first looking at the Gators, I looked at Bo Williams and he is about the same size as me but the staff has told me that I bring different abilities to the table. The best part of my game is my vision and instincts."

The coaches that recruit Deboskie will play a large role in where he attends college.

"What I like about Florida the most is that all the coaches are trying to talk to me and establish a relationship. I talk to Meyer, Mullen and Hevesy. I am still trying to get the number for Coach Drayton. Those are the ones that actually talk to me; it is not just letters in the mail. They are telling me exactly what I want to hear. I want to come in and make a difference, somewhere I can help early."

Deboskie has played in a number of different offensive systems during his high school career that he feels has better prepared him for the next level.

"I have been through it all," he said. "I have played in the I, single back, option and the Wing T. Last year I didn't even know what the Wing T was until we used it."

With a busy summer about to start, Deboskie knows that he needs to use his time wisely. He is scheduled to make trips to Georgia Tech, Clemson, South Carolina, Michigan and Stanford over the next couple of months. Distance will not be a factor; he is looking for the best fit for him.

"Distance is not a big deal to me at all," he said. "I actually have family that lives in Tampa so I would not be alone. The family thing would not be a big deal."

Last season Deboskie carried 150 times for 1,304 yards and 22 touchdowns to go along with 14 catches for 414 yards and two touchdowns.

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