Missouri 2012 offensive line prospect, G/C Evan Boehm 6'3" 285 Lee's Summit (MO) West just returned home from San Antonio, where he made a very good impression at the US Army All American Combine. Boehm spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about his experience at the combine.
"It was a great experience! I mean, the kind of thing that can happen once in a lifetime," said Evan Boehm. "I feel very fortunate to be one of those guys that got invited."
Boehm described the combine as more of a chance to show what you've got, rather than a clinic, where you learn a lot of new technique. He said that the level of competition provided an opportunity for him to measure where he stacks up against some of the best in the country.
Boehm said that the first guy he went up against was fellow Kansas City native, Ondre Pipkins. He laughed when I asked him about that, then talked about getting to know Ondre.
"We hung out all of the time," said Boehm. "We've become really good friends. I mean, we went out to dinner, and just hung out together, and got to know each other." During testing at the combine, Boehm was reportedly timed at 5.3 in the forty-yard dash, and 4.5 seconds in the shuttle, with a vertical jump of 26".
Boehm listed Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Northwestern, as schools that have thus far extended him an offer. He's in no hurry to narrow down his choices, and indicated that he'll probably wait until after his senior season to choose a school.
He talked about his interest in Missouri.
"Missouri's right up there," said Boehm.
"Coach Pinkel's a great coach," continued Boehm. "And, he has a great coaching staff behind him."
Boehm had to drop weight after his team won the state championship, down to his present 285, so that he can wrestle this winter. Boehm talked about having wrestled current Missouri offensive lineman, Justin Britt, in the state semi-finals, when Boehm was a freshman. That was the year that Britt won the state championship.
"(Britt) threw me around like a rag doll," laughed Boehm.
Missouri has invited Boehm to its junior day, on January 22st. He indicated that he would attend, if his wrestling schedule permits.