"It's a relief," said Boehm, when I spoke to him following his signing with Missouri. "It's a weight off of my shoulders. The roller-coaster ride is over."
Now, Boehm turns his attention to June, when he will be arriving at Missouri.
"I've got to get into the weight room," explained Boehm, looking ahead to his first season at Missouri. "I've got to get faster and stronger, and improve myself."
"I feel more myself when I'm working on everything related to football," explained Boehm. "It's my passion! I want to do it for the rest of my life."
Boehm is a talented competitor, who has the size and strength to quickly enter the mix for playing time at Missouri. He was named First-Team All-State each of the last three seasons. He played left tackle in high school, including on Lee's Summit West's 2010 Class 5 State Championship team. Boehm has also won state championships in wrestling, and in track and field (discus).
Boehm plans to major in business at Missouri. His parents are Royce and Teresa Boehm. His father is also his high school coach.
Boehm chose Missouri over offers from a multitude of schools, including Arkansas, Auburn, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Stanford, and Wisconsin, among others.
There's been some discussion that Boehm may be able to enter the mix for playing time this year.
"Offensive line is the most difficult position for kids to come in and play," explained Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel. "Because generally, kids aren't strong enough and big enough to come in and play. But Evan Boehm is strong enough. He is big enough. He's an offensive lineman who will have a great opportunity to play this year."
Missouri Assistant Coach Andy Hill was Evan Boehm's primary recruiter. He talked about the big lineman.
"He's a great young man," said Coach Hill, talking about Evan Boehm. "He's just a phenomenal kid!"
Missouri Assistant Coach Josh Henson coaches offensive linemen for Mizzou. He talked about Evan Boehm.
"From a physical standpoint, Evan Boehm has a chance to step on the field and help us right away," said Coach Henson. "Here's another highly-ranked Missouri kid who chose to be a True Son and stay home."
JP's Take: To compete at the highest level of the SEC, they will need to continue to land offensive lineman the caliber of Evan Boehm. The massive Boehm just dominated high school competition for 3 years on varsity for the Tigers. He is a unique combination of size,strength and athleticism, to go along with being one of the most tenacious lineman you will find on any level. He plays with an aggressive streak in him and I can't remember seeing him get beat during his high school career. He has the chance in my opinion to crack the two-deep as a true freshman at the guard position.
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