Target 2005: Greg Boone

If you assembled a group of elite college recruiters, put them in a room and told them not to come out until they designed the ultimate football player, their creation would probably bare a striking resemblance to Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith High School's Greg Boone.

Boone, a quarterback/safety, has it all: size (6-4, 245), speed (4.60 forty-yard dash time), agility, power (325 bench max, 525 squat max) and football instincts.

As a quarterback, some say he is a Byron Leftwich clone. As a safety, some compare him to Roy Williams of the Dallas Cowboys with his hard-hitting ability. With all this praise, it's no wonder he has received tons of interest from colleges vying for his services.

"North Carolina, Maryland, Nebraska, and Virginia Tech have offered me," stated Boone. "Miami, Pittsburgh, East Carolina and a bunch of other schools are sending me stuff."

The problem with Boone is determining where to play him at the next level. The North Carolina coaching staff has decided to use him under center, and Boone wouldn't mind becoming the Tar Heels' signal caller.

"I'd go there," remarked Boone. "I like their program and how their coaches are."

Boone doesn't have any favorites, but stated that he will narrow things down come May and will only consider schools that have offered him. When summer hits, Boone plans to make his inaugural visit to Chapel Hill when he attends the Tar Heels' summer camp.

Boone's junior season statistics are just as impressive as his physical attributes. From his quarterback position he amassed 1,401 yards from 75 completions on 140 attempts. He threw 14 touchdown passes, but was only intercepted 5 times. He also added 8 rushing touchdowns. At safety, Boone intercepted 6 passes and made 48 tackles.


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