Projected Position At NC State: Tight End
Awards/Honors: As a senior, Boselli caught 41 passes for 736 yards and seven touchdowns and totaled 69 tackles and five sacks as an outside linebacker. A team captain, he was tabbed a MaxPreps Small Schools second-team All-American at tight end and named Duval Sports Small Schools first-team offense. Boselli was named to USA Today's All-Florida team and the Times Union Super 24.
A class 3A all-state selection, he was tabbed the No. 54 tight end nationally by Scout.com.
Personal: Also plays high school basketball and is on the track team. Son of former NFL All-Pro Tony Boselli, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Tony served as the offensive line coach at Episcopal, and is a radio analyst for the Jaguars. Mother, Angi, is a former Miss California Teen USA. Brother, Andrew, redshirted as an offensive lineman at Florida State in 2016.
Plans to major in engineering.
Commit Date: 11-6-2016
Recruiting Scene: Boselli held nearly double digit offers but focused primarily on NC State and South Florida. The Pack did not plan to take a tight end in the class of 2017 but changed that stance in October, focusing almost exclusively on Boselli. He wasted very little time in making a decision and remained solidly committed to NC State.
Why NC State? The season with all the losses they had, there's definitely room for improvement. But at the same time four of their losses or maybe three of them were within a touchdown. There's definitely room for improvement in the win column but honestly they're right on track with where they should be. They have a really good program. They played Clemson to overtime and they should have beat FSU. I was really impressed with how they did."
Picked NC State Over: South Florida, Cincinnati, Duke, Kansas And Central Michigan
Scouting Report: Boselli is more of a split-end on the high school level, so he needs to continue to strengthen up his frame and pack on weight, but this is a big body that can really run and stretch the field. He's also fleet-footed for a prospect of his stature.
Boselli also flashes reliable hands and concentration when working in congested areas. He needs to do a better job of utilizing his size by getting vertical to high-point the football, but is an intriguing prospect with nice potential to work with. He doesn't get rattled and tracks the ball with ease.
This Jacksonville native doesn't shy away from contact, and does a good job of lowering his shoulder to initiate the punishment. Boselli needs to continue to work on locking onto and driving through his opponent, rather than throwing a knock-out blow with his shoulder, but you can't question his overall toughness.
Boselli's release and burst off the line also enables him to gain the upper hand on flat-footed defenders. Boselli shows impressive acceleration once getting his pads north and south, but also does a nice job of navigating through traffic and finding open lanes to the end zone. He flashes the skill set of a much larger wide receiver, but will eventually play with his hand in the dirt. - Scout Analyst Corey Bender