Scouting Report - Goodrich QB Joe Boisture

6-foot-6, 200-pound junior has a big legacy, (his grandfather, Dan Boisture coached under Duffy Daugherty), a big arm and pocket presence, but didn't have his best game against Marshall.

GRAND BLANC, MI - It was not the best of games for Goodrich junior quarterback Joe Boisture.

The Martians were knocked out of the state playoffs by Marshall 24-14 and Boisture battled inconsistent blocking by his offensive line, some dropped passes by his receiving corps and swirling winds that made throwing the ball difficult.

But the junior showed that he was a standup guy as he visited with GSN right after the tough defeat.

"Their two defensive ends were a pain in the butt," joked Boisture who was sacked six times. That #2 (James Wimberly) he was their speed guy. He always had the back of my head. He was chasing me down from the back. Their strong-side defensive end (Dave Giese) was a big, physical guy. Their defensive ends were pretty much the problem."

Things started well enough for Goodrich, who led 14-0, but Marshall roared back to tie the score at 14 at the half.

Giese sacked Boisture in the endzone for a safety and then Blake Iobe rattled off a 92-yard punt return couple with a two-point conversion and Marshall was up by ten.

It looked as if it was going to be hero time for Boisture who was engineering a nice drive until Marshall safety B.J. Konkle picked off Boisture's throw and the Red Hawks were able to grind out the last seven minutes on the clock.

"The safety was reading me and I didn't look him off good enough," admitted the 6-foot-6 junior. "I led my receiver too far. It was a crossing route and I just threw it too far and it went right into (the DBs) hands, he made a good play."

Despite just being knocked out of the state playoffs, Boisture was good-natured as talk turned toward his recruitment.

"Pittsburgh and Boston College have offered me so far, I've made it up to Michigan State for the Michigan State vs. Ohio State game and coach (Dan) Enos game to school one day and coach (Dave) Warner came to one of my games."

"Coach Alexander from Wisconsin was at one of my games," said the 6-foot-6, 200-pound signal caller. Boisture said he doesn't have an offer from Michigan State and says things aren't that hot with the Spartans right now.

"I haven't been in close contact with the Spartans. Out of all the schools that are interested in me, I've probably heard from them the least. They haven't shown much interest besides that one day they came up to the school," he said.

But Boisture, who admits to being a Spartans fan, is optimstic saying that he realizes he's as junior and MSU is still attempting to wrap up the the 2009 class.

"I know that...and I hope that more offers are coming because not many juniors in the country have offers. I'm keeping a positive attitude. I like Michigan State, I'm a Michigan State guy, my grandpa (Dan Boisture who coached under Duffy Daugherty) coached there. I've alrways been a Michigan State guy."

The junior told GSN he was going to play basketball and run track, one more season before dedicating himself solely to football. Boisture was selected to participate in the Elite 11 camp in Eugene Oregon, one of only seven sophomores invited to participate.

"You think you're good, but it's an eye-opener because there's some real good quarterbacks there, people from all around the country and its a rude awakening. If you're a quarterback, you've got to work hard. If you're good, you're not born good, you've got to work for it and you develop the mentality of working hard for it. I don't want to let anyone out work me."

GSN found this highlight video of Boisture's sophomore season on the web. We'll keep tabs on his recruitment to see if the Spartans are interested in making the Goodrich junior on of their recruiting targets.

SM001 started a thread on Boisture in the MSU premium football board, voice your opinion there. Is he the guy in this class or is Robert Bolden of Orchard Lake St. Mary's or Devin Gardner of Inkster the man for the 2010 class?

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