Boone now holding Nebraska offer

Greg Boone compares his style To Daunte Culpepper. The funny thing is that he is just now realizing his full potential. Two years ago all he did was run the ball and really only started passing the ball last year.

Is he a quarterback or is he a safety. Scratch that. Make that linebacker. Seven team have already thrown their hat into the Greg Boone sweepstakes. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds while running a 4.6 40-yard dash he is extremely athletically gifted.

Wherever you decide to put Boone on the field, one thing is for sure and that is he is only scratching the surface of his potential. Just this last year did he truly become a passer. He'll even tell you that as a sophomore he only ran the ball.

Last year Greg was 75 for 140 and threw for 1401 yards and 14 touchdowns while only throwing five interceptions. As a safety he intercepted six passes while accumulating 48 tackles.

Teams have taken note of his play and potential and Boone is currently holding seven offers. "I have offers from Penn State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Nebraska, Maryland, and Pitt."

There are going to be some choices to be made for Boone when it comes to summer camps, official visits as well as his commitment. He has a good idea of what he is looking for in a school that will ever gain his commitment.

"Academics are first. Without them you can't play. Then I'll look at the atmosphere and kind of look at how far away from home the school is. Distance is going to be a little bit of a problem. I don't want to go too far away."

The one school that is the furthest away right now in the offers he is holding is Nebraska. Is Nebraska too far away?

"A little bit. But, if I think I can be successful in the program I'm going to overlook it. I really don't know that much about Nebraska. They are going to start to run a west coast offense with Bill Callahan. They had a great defense last year. They need to work on their offense."

Boone has been holding the Nebraska offer for about two months now. He isn't ruling out coming to Nebraska for a camp if he were invited to attend. Coach Phil Elamassion, secondary coach, from Nebraska has been sending the most hand-written letter to Greg so far for Nebraska.

As for other camp plans, Boone is planning on attending camps at Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Maryland so far. Things could change though as more offers and more interest come around for Boone. The three schools that he is also planning on camping at are also Boone's top three.

Maryland - I've been there. I like their atmosphere and how their coaches treat you.

Virginia Tech - Good program. I am supposed to go there this month or next month.

North Carolina - The coaches came and I spoke to them. I liked the way that they spoke about heir program.

When asked to compare his style of playing the quarterback position one name came up, "Daunte Culpepper. I'm a throw first and run second quarterback now. Two seasons ago all I did was run. I really started passing just last year." "We run an I-formation and a spread set offense. I guess you could call it a west coast style of offense."

Boone is just scratching the surface on his abilities. He has the athletic gifts to play a lot of different positions. His combination of size, speed and strength (325 bench press and 525 squat) has been getting him interest from all over the nation.

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