But that’s just what happened last week when Matt LaFleur made his way to Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., a familiar destination. Recruiting fans will recall the Irish visiting Skyline for receiver Kasen Williams and quarterback Jake Heaps.
“It was the quarterbacks coach,” said Boddie, a junior running back. “He was just telling me and a friend of mine, Henry, how great a program Notre Dame was and academic-wise.”
College coaches are returning to Skyline for a closer look at Boddie after a productive junior season.
Boddie logged 136 carries for 1,075 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also made 25 catches for 479 yards and another six touchdowns. Idaho has offered a scholarship while Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado State, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Washington State have expressed interest.
LaFleur indicated Notre Dame will continue to evaluate.
“He did say that Notre Dame will have an eye on me for senior year,” Boddie said. “When I saw them my football coach told me they were there. I was just really surprised.”
Boise State and Oregon are expected to make stops at Skyline soon. Boddie hopes his statistics combined with highlight film making the rounds will generate more interest in the current contact and spring evaluation periods.
“My junior year there was a lot more improvement from my sophomore year,” said Boddie, who helped Skyline to a 6-4 record this past season. “I was more healthy. Then it’s just running away from contact instead of getting hit.”
Boddie has kept recruiting on the back burner for the most part while getting into offseason workouts.
“As of now it’s just working on and improving on my lateral movement,” he said. “Just getting better, footwork drills basically.”