Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 123 Safety
Size: 5-10, 185 pounds
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens (FL)
School: Dwyer High School
Projected Position At NC State: Safety
Accolades: helped lead Dwyer to the class 7A state title and was also named all-state, selected to Georgia-Florida all-star game
Commit Date: January 23, 2014
Recruiting Scene: Boone made official visits to NC State, Arkansas, Penn State and Maryland. Initially it appeared his decision would come down to the Wolfpack and Nittany Lions but a coaching change at Penn State essentially eliminated PSU and left Boone to choose from Arkansas and NC State.
The Pack made an in-home visit with Boone on January 16 and word leaked out that he committed during that visit. However, Boone denied the claims but officially announced his commitment to NC State during a announcement party on January 23.
Why NC State? "I felt comfortable with the coaching staff," said Boone, who received his first college offer from N.C. State as a sophomore. "We had an 18-month relationship and that's something you just can't throw down the drain."- Palm Beach Post
Picked NC State Over: Arkansas, Maryland, Penn State and many others
Scouting Report: Physical, that's the best word to describe Shawn Boone. He plays with an aggression that coaches loves to see from their safeties.
He could use a year in the weight room to get bigger, but he has all the tools to be an impact player for the Wolfpack.