Boland's Take on Tulane

After UTEP crushed Tulane this past weekend, 44-7, Georgetown Prep (Md.) offensive tackle Michael Boland talks about where he stands with his sole offer from the Green Wave.

With one offer from Tulane, Michael Boland, a 6-foot-7, 295-pound offensive tackle from Georgetown Prep (Md.), has been patiently waiting to hear from more college programs.

"This summer I visited UConn and UVA, but I haven't heard from them since the summer. I didn't get to do the camps though because I had an ankle sprain."

As he nears mid-season, little conversation between the two has encouraged him to take the Green Wave more seriously. He took an unofficial visit to New Orleans when Tulane hosted Syracuse early October, a visit that surpassed his expectations.

"It was great even though they lost by three. I thought they had an explosive offense and I have been keeping up with them."

Their offense racked up 471 yards that game. The same offense that threw four interceptions in this weekend's 44-7 loss against USA foe Texas El-Paso.

"I watched the Maryland- Clemson game and Tulane-UTEP game. It wasn't pretty. But I really liked my visit there. It would be different if I didn't like it, but I did. Obviously I want them to do well but they had a tough game."

Regardless of the scoreboard, this is Boland's first and only offer at this point in time, and overall he was thoroughly impressed by what he saw.

"I really like the city of New Orleans and the Superdome. It wasn't that crowded, but people there are into the game."

"I also like how small the campus is. It seems like both a city and a college campus. The facilities have everything other programs have minus the fact that they play at the Superdome off campus.

"I just really liked it and I didn't expect to like it that much."

Since this was an unofficial visit, Boland said he would like to take an official visit to Tulane after the season.

"I am thinking about taking an official there after December 5, they aren't allowing any officials until after the season."

Boland was offered by Coach Bob Toledo in April during a visit to his high school. He has since developed a good relationship with Toledo, but has not been feeling any heat regarding making a commitment to the program.

"They haven't really pushed me at all, and I haven't really thought much about it at all. I have been focused on the season and then basketball starts."

Boland is the captain of his basketball squad. The power forward averages 18 points a game, but has focused more of his energy of late on his football career.

"Up until going into my junior year, basketball was my main sport, but I had to grow 2-3 inches to really have a shot at playing in college."

When you ask him his favorite football player he responds "I don't have one. Maybe Jared Allen."

Favorite basketball player?

"Oh, Shaq. I love Shaq. He's a beast!"

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