Bolston in no hurry

After the football season, Conrad Bolston spends his winters on the wrestling mat. But the 6-3, 260-pound senior from St. Johns Episcopal High (DC) is not wrestling with his college decision. Not yet anyway.

Bolston (OL/DL) said he would not decide where he would take his football services until after his team finishes the season. In fact, he hasn't even scheduled any official visits at this point.

"I'm not really thinking about making a decision until I'm through with the season," Bolston told Inside Carolina. "I haven't set any visits, but I have added some schools to my list. "I'm just concentrating on the high school season."

In addition to Maryland, Boston College, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, and West Virginia, Bolston told IC that Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio State have joined the list of schools seeking the two-way lineman.

Bolston has been to football camp at Maryland, and has visited Boston College, North Carolina, Virginia and Penn State.

As a junior, Bolston had 13 sacks and more than 80 tackles (55 solo) at the defensive tackle position.

St. Johns head coach Elliott Uzelac said it shouldn't be a shock that so many schools are after Bolston.

"He's an awesome player," Uzelac said. "He's very flexible and has great speed. "He doesn't really have any favorite and he doesn't want to think about it during the season, he's waiting until after the season to decide."

Bolston's team lost its opening game with Calbert Hall 35-15 on Saturday, and playing both ways left the UNC prospect tired. He said he had watched little football after Saturday's loss, and was adamant about how playing both ways left him.

"We lost our opener and going both ways is taking a toll on me," Bolston said.

Bolston, who wrestles heavyweight and finished third in the national prep tournament last year, said wrestling has helped improve his play on the gridiron.

"It helps with my feet," he said. "It's more control with your hips in wrestling, where in football you are going side to side.

"It really gives you more control of your body."

It's obvious in talking with Bolston that he loves football. However, there is one person he loves more.

Bolston has made it clear that his mother is one of the big factors in determining where he will end up next year. Bolston will likely choose an East Coast school because of her.

"She's important, and always has been," he said. "I will probably stay close to home so she can see some of my games, but its not like I'm not going to UCLA or anything."

With the decision-making process down the road and wrestling months away as well, Bolston is focusing all his attention on his passion for football.

"I just love the game," he said. "I enjoy playing with guys who love it, and there is no other feeling like it in the world."

Bolston's Stats:
BENCH - 350
Squat - 590
40 time - hasn't run one this year but clocked at 4.9 last year.

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