In a matter of a few short weeks, Chandler, Arizona running back Covaughn Deboskie has become one of the hottest prospects on the entire West Coast. When he first burst onto the scene at the Army combine back in January by removing his shirt on a bitterly cold and windy day before turning in one of the fastest forty times at the event (4.44), a few schools took immediate notice. However, things really heated up when his highlight tape made its way to various campuses across the country. Since that point a parade of high profile programs have stepped up their interest and extended offers. Many of them are in the process of trekking through the desert to make their way to his school for an in-person evaluation. The Michigan Wolverines utilized one of their opportunities yesterday.
"Coach English came to my track practice (Monday)," Deboskie said. "It was first time seeing him in person. I noticed he has a gap (in his teeth) just like me. Later on (by phone) he told me only smart people have gaps (laughing)."
After English, a number of coaches from other programs are slated to come in and observe Deboskie as well.
All of the aforementioned schools are being strongly considered by Deboskie, but he still maintains that three of the programs on his list currently stick out.
"They're pretty much all the same, but my top three is UCLA, Michigan, and Stanford," said Deboskie. Then Clemson is right there. Florida and Georgia Tech are right there too."
Because new suitors approaching him seemingly every day, Deboskie informed GoBlueWolverine in a previous interview that he would likely prolong his recruitment so he could take a look at as many programs as possible. Recently, though, he has begun considering doing the total opposite.
"I might have to make my decision before my season," he said. "I'm going to camp a few places and take a few unofficial visits. I know I'll be camping at Florida and Michigan. I'll get out and visit the other schools on my list. Then we'll see. I might just make a decision before my season."