WR Spoke To Coker; Not Interested

Whenever a team reaches the state semi-finals in the playoffs, opposing defenses can generally pick out a team's top offensive player. That was the case for Brooklyn (NY) Lincoln standout Nyan Boateng.

"When we got into that game, they were putting four guys on me some plays," Boateng said. "I had never seen anything like it. They had cornerbacks, safeties, outside linebackers, doing whatever they could to take me out of the game."

Although he caught four passes for minimal yardage, Boateng saw his team eliminated from the state playoffs.

"It was a heartbreaking loss but we're coming back this year and I'm a year stronger and wiser," he said after bringing in 44 catches for 940 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior last season.

At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Boateng spends his summers playing AAU basketball. He averaged 17 points and 18 rebounds per game during the regular season.

"I definitely wanna play basketball in college too but I'm gonna sign for football and focus on that," he said. "I know a lot of people try doing both and it ends up being too hard for them."

In the meantime, Boateng has become one of the top wide receiver prospects in the entire nation.

"I have about 30 offers right now," he said. "USC, Maryland, Michigan, West Virginia, Penn State, Nebraska, Syracuse, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Virginia, there's a big list of them. Saturday was the first day the coaches could call the house and I got 10 calls -- Michigan State, Virginia, USC, Pittsburgh, a bunch of them."

The talented receiver said he's also spoken to some coaches at his school.

"Last month, I guess Miami saw my film and I had a chance to talk to them on the phone at school," he said. "Larry Coker was telling me how they need some big, fast receivers like me and that they'll be watching me this year."

Unfortunately for Coker and the Hurricanes, Boateng doesn't seem to have much interest in return.

"I'm not real high on them," he said. "They have a bunch of guys like me already on the team. I want to go someplace where I can play right away and make a big impact. Miami's got a bunch of good receivers already so I probably wouldn't get to play right away."

Now Boateng will continue talking to various college coaches before he's ready to narrow his list down at the end of the month.

"I'll have my list of favorites ready by the end of the month," he said.

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