IU Sees A Lot to Like About Boston

Indiana was the first BCS school to offer Ft. Myers (Fla.) H.S. standout Jayestin 'Tre' Boston, and Boston has plenty of interest in the Hoosiers as well. Boston talks about an upcoming trip to Bloomington...

Bloomington – Indiana has a role that it thinks Jayestin ‘Tre' Boston can fill if he winds up playing for the Hoosiers.


The 6'1", 175-pounder from North Ft. Myers (Fla.) H.S. does a little bit of everything for his high school team. Quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback, safety, kick return and punt return have all been in his job description at the high school level, and that versatility is a big reason why IU was quick to offer Boston back in March.

"When they called me and said they were offering I was excited, but it was also a big surprise because I really hadn't been talking to them yet," Boston said.

While Indiana hadn't talked with Boston a great deal at that point, IU assistant coach Billy Lynch already knew a lot about Boston's skills. One of Lynch's old Ball State football teammates, Brian Conn, is now the head coach at nearby Ida Baker H.S. Lynch heard about Boston from him, and Indiana ultimately offered Boston as well his good friend and Ida Baker H.S. standout Joseph Byrd at the same time.

Boston said a lot of schools have been looking at him as a lockdown corner type, but Indiana views him as someone who can play on either side of the ball.

"(Lynch) said I could come there and play DB or receiver," Boston said. "I'm comfortable with both, but I want to play receiver in college. I like to score."

Boston showed off those skills last fall, starring on both sides of the ball. He caught 43 passes for 736 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and on defense he totaled 41 tackles and four interceptions while earning first-team All-Area honors as a cornerback.

While some big-name programs have been talking about offering Boston after his team's spring game, Indiana is clearly in good position.

"I kind of like Pitt and some other schools, but the way Indiana is looking to me, I told coach that if I don't get the ones I want, I'll definitely want to go to Indiana," Boston said.

Boston is slated to come to town June 15th so he can get a first-hand look at the facilities as well as the campus. Lynch has been trying to sell Boston on the idea of not only playing offense, but also on being a part of building a winner in Bloomington.

"He's young, so he knows what's around and how to recruit," Boston said of Lynch. "I wasn't planning going up north, but he talked to me about the situation and how the program is, how the facilities are getting bigger and how they're trying to get better and better.

"I liked what he was telling me, so now I want to come up and see it for myself."

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