2012 Missouri Lineman Visiting Iowa City

Anymore, it's never too early to start thinking about the next recruiting class...and the one after that. The process seems to speed up each year. Iowa recently offered '12 Missouri lineman Evan Boehm. The rising prospect is visiting Iowa City this weekend. Find out how he feels about the Hawkeyes and more on his recruitment in this update.

Evan Boehm returned a questionnaire he received from Iowa earlier this summer. A week later, he estimated, his father received a call from the Hawkeyes.

"They told him they were offering me," Boehm said. "It happened kind of quickly."

The 2012 lineman is a rising prospect in his class. The Lee's Summit, MO product also holds offers from Missouri (offered him as a freshman), Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas.

"First of all, I'm really fortunate," the 6-foot-3½, 290-pounder said. "There are not a lot of kids that have the opportunity that I do right now. I'm very fortunate these big colleges are after me. It's an awesome feeling."

Boehm is taking his recruitment slowly and said he had yet to research the Hawkeyes.

"I really haven't had a chance to sit down and think about Iowa," he said.

Boehm and his parents recently visited Oklahoma and Arkansas in what he called his "southern trip." This weekend, he's set up stops at Iowa and Nebraska in what he called his "northern trip."

"My (high school) camp starts next week, and that's when I'll shut down recruiting and focus on my season and my teammates," he said. "We have a chance to do something special this year and I still have plenty of time to think about college. I'm a high school player right now."

Boehm said he's targeted the summer before his senior season as the time to make a college choice.

"Right now, I'm just checking out the atmosphere of everything on these trips," he said. "I want to check into the education and the tradition. I also want to see who has the best ability to help me get to the next level."

Boehm said that he views all of the schools recruiting him on the same level.

"I really have no idea of a leader or anything like that," he said. "All of the schools have great traditions and great coaching staffs. It's really going to be a tough decision when the time comes. It will be a great honor whoever I choose."

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