“He basically said, that because I didn’t have a highlight tape made at all and since me coming up was really short notice, they didn’t have any time to look at my game film,” Boselli said. “He basically said he didn’t really know whether he likes me or not. So Coach Kap and Coach Fedora are going to go through my games as a whole and let me know. They didn’t want to offer me and it not be committable and I respect that.”
Another dilemma that prevented Kapilovc from offering – even though a dozen schools have already – is the limited amount of offensive linemen UNC figures to sign within the 2016 class.
“They’re only really looking for two interior guys in this class,” Boselli said. “And they only want to give committable offers, so they have to be careful.”
Duke, Florida State, Illinois, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri, and Penn State are among the 12 schools to have offered Boselli. Most of those offers were extended as recently as late last week.
Boselli and his father, five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Tony, spent five hours at UNC on Friday. A good chunk of that time was in the office of Larry Fedora.
“[Fedora] just gave me great advice with how to handle the whole recruiting process,” Boselli said. “He told me what I should be looking for, a timetable for what I should do, and stuff like that.”
After leaving Fedora’s office, Boselli toured UNC’s campus and football facilities.
Before departing, Boselli conversed with fellow Jacksonville (Fla.) natives and current Tar Heels William Sweet and Shak Rashad in the players’ lounge. Boselli’s connections with Sweet and Rashad extend beyond their home town. Boselli and Sweet were teammates during an all-city game, while Boselli recently transferred to Jacksonville Episcopal, Rashad’s alma mater, after his father was hired as coach.
Boselli remained in the Triangle Area on Saturday in order to attend Duke’s Junior Day. He has also made visits to Alabama, Georgia, and Southern Cal for his father’s College Hall-of-Fame induction.
“I really like Georgia and Duke so far,” Boselli said. “Those are my two favorites. I really liked the college town feel – that’s what I’m really going to be looking for when I go to a school. I really like when everything is centered around the college.”
If UNC offers, there’s a good chance it too will be embedded within Boselli’s short list.
“North Carolina is a really, really interesting school because it’s one of the few schools that has a really good academic program while also having a good football team, which isn’t super prevalent,” Boselli said. “And then it has an awesome campus, good tradition, and I really like Coach Fedora.”
Considering his father’s connection to the school, one might conclude that Southern Cal would be the school to beat if it offers. Apparently not.
“I don’t want to say I’m not super interested in USC,” Boselli said. “The only school in California that I’m really interested in is Stanford. USC is a great school, but that’s where my dad went and I kind of want to do my own thing. If they offered me, I’d consider it, but it won’t receive any favorability because my dad went there.”
This weekend, Boseilli will attend Maryland’s Junior Day. He’s also working on trips to LSU Missouri, and Penn State.
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