FCA's Boulware Still Has Terps, FSU On Top

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friendship Collegiate lineman Quarvez Boulware's junior season did not end on a high note. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound guard, along with his team, didn't play particularly well against inner-city rival H.D. Woodson, falling in the DCSAA title game, 25-8.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friendship Collegiate lineman Quarvez Boulware's junior season did not end on a high note. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound guard, along with his team, didn't play particularly well against inner-city rival H.D. Woodson, falling in the DCSAA title game, 25-8.

"It was very disappointing. We came out flat," Boulware said. "We just didn't play up to our potential, and we let down. It wasn't how I [envisioned] the season ending. But we just have to work this offseason and come back strong next year."

Boulware may not have had his best game against Woodson, but the burly guard did have a solid junior season. He said he improved his technique and athleticism and overall did well coming off the ball while protecting his quarterback's blindside.

"Compared to last year I think I played a lot better," Boulware said. "I did a lot better with conditioning and pass blocking and pulling. I still need to work on finishing plays and finishing blocks."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Boulware still has the same offers from Maryland, Florida State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio and Old Dominion. He said he's now getting interest from the likes of Alabama, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.

In fact, he just met Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, who visited Friendship Dec. 5 in order to speak to Boulware's teammate, four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor.

"It was an honor to meet him," Boulware said. "He was mainly talking to Jalen and I was listening in, but it was pretty cool. It would be an honor for them [to recruit] me."

Previously, Bouwlare had said his two favorite schools were Maryland and Florida State. But while those two remain high on his list, there's a third school that has entered the picture.

"It's still FSU and Maryland, but I'm starting to like N.C. State a lot too," Boulware said. "I've been talking to their one coach, and we're building a good relationship. I like the sound of their program. I want to check it out more."

Florida State is another program he's eager to visit. Boulware will be in Florida for the Under Armour All-American combine and is trying to see Tallahassee while he's in the Sunshine State.

"Florida State is competing for a national championship and it's a top program," Boulware said. "A lot of great linemen come out of there. I have real good connection with the coaches."

Maryland, though, remains in a good position for the Friendship lineman. Not only has Boulware been in College Park, Md., more times than he can count, but he has several friends and former teammates on the squad, has a close connection with assistant Mike Locksley, and likes the fact that it's so close to his home.

"Coach Locks has been talking to me, and me and him have a good bond. He's a really good recruiter," Boulware said. "I went to a couple games this year and a had a real good time. And I just think [the Maryland] program is doing good. Making a bowl game, that was big for them. They still have some obstacles to overcome, but I like them. I could see myself there."

Boulware plans to be back in College Park several times this offseason. In addition, he'd like to see FSU, Georgia Tech, N.C. State and any others that may crop up.

"I haven't seen too many schools yet, so I want to get out, see what's out there," Boulware said.

The FCA guard said he doesn't plan on selecting a school until next fall at the earliest.

"Probably during the season next year I'll know," Boulware said. "But we'll see. There's a lot of schools I want to see."

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