"I currently hold an offer from Lamar University and I have interest from Minnesota, Stanford, Army, Northwestern, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, Iowa, Iowa State, UNI, NIU, Rhode Island, Holy Cross, Colgate, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, and NDSU," Iowa defensive end Dylan Boles said to GopherDigest. "I know for certain Stanford, Dartmouth, Minnesota, UNI, and ISU will stop by my school during the spring eval period, so things are moving along."
Boles had a great visit to Minnesota last weekend.
"It was very productive," Boles said about his Gopher visit. "It was the first time Coach Phelps and Coach Glasscock were able to see me in person. They said my film was good and were pleased to hear I was 245 with my current frame. A lot of schools have told me I can bulk up to the 270-280 range and possibly switch to a 3-tech. I talked to Coach Miller and he said he'll visit my school in two weeks. U of M has a gorgeous campus and the football program looked pretty efficient today. I'm interested to see what their new complex will end up looking like. They said my film is good and my frame is ideal, but would like an additional eval at camp. They said they typically need an in-person competition evaluation in order to solidify offer status on their prospects. I believe I'll attend Minnesota's camp this summer if everything goes according to plan. Most likely the Northern Lights camp on June 4th. Stanford is visiting my school and was really pushing me to sign up for camp and I'm going on two different legs for the Ivy League (1st in June, 2nd in July)."
Boles also has interest from both in-state schools as well.
"Iowa has been in touch with me. They have commitments out of 2 DEs in 2017, plus the 6 they signed in the 2016 class, so they may be full at defensive end already. Iowa State has had me up to their Elite Junior Days and it seems like they're outsourcing their offers though as they've only offered like 6 Iowa kids (2 QBs, 3 OL, and 1 LB). I'm going up to an Elite Junior day at UNI in two weeks and they've told me they are going to extend some offers, so we'll see what happens."
A Minnesota offer is something that would strike pride in the Iowa defensive end.
"I'd certainly be proud of it," Boles said of a Minnesota offer. "It's a great academic institution located in a sizable city, in the Big Ten and it's a program that will be a major competitor very soon. I'm still in the process of taking all these visits and gauging each school right now, but I know I want to play for a University that prides itself on its academic standing, and Minnesota can back that up. I was impressed with the school overall and hope to be back soon, whether it be at the camps or another spring visit."