Todd Boeckman Chat Transcript

St. Henry QB Todd Boeckman stopped by to have a chat with the Bucknuts Fan Club on Thursday, May 2. Here's what he had to say.

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:21:36 PM)
hi everybody

Kirk L.  (May 2, 2002 8:21:40 PM)
Ok everyone... Todd is here. Feel free to start questions now!

george  (May 2, 2002 8:21:32 PM)
how did you do today in the game?

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:22:04 PM)
its a long story but we ended up not playing due to weather

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:22:22 PM)
Was the field too wet or something?

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:22:58 PM)
the field conditions were playable but the opponent didn't show up for some odd reason

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:22:21 PM)
todd hows your baseball season going and will you try and play both sports in college

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:23:40 PM)
it is going alright and i have been pitching and playing right field. Our team is 12-2 right now and i am 6-0 pitching

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:22:12 PM)
todd are you feeling any pressure to commit early?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:24:19 PM)
no not really

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:24:34 PM)
i am just trying to evaulate each school and take it from there

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:24:33 PM)
who are your top 3-5 schools

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:25:21 PM)
ohio state, pittsburgh, maryland, purdue

Kirk L.  (May 2, 2002 8:25:39 PM)
Do you have a leader out of those four?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:26:12 PM)
ohio state right now.

george  (May 2, 2002 8:25:13 PM)
how do other kids at school treat you knowing that you are going to be a D1 QB?

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:27:56 PM)
Like any normal person. I also have another person in my class that is being recruited by d1. I am very close to my classmates and everybody knows everybody and im not different from anyone else

bucsrock  (May 2, 2002 8:27:24 PM)
any other st henry kids being recruited by div 1 schools

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:28:20 PM)
Kevin Huelsman

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:26:20 PM)
with your father be a high school coach has he dealt with coach tressel and what is his opinion of him?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:29:34 PM)
He has met coach tressel and has great respect for him and his coaching staff.

RegExp  (May 2, 2002 8:27:49 PM)
Todd, got your grades and test scores in order?

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:30:19 PM)
yes i have qualifying test scores and grades

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:30:51 PM)
Todd, earlier you mentioned MD, Purdue, Pitt, OSU... we know OSU has offered. What other schools have offered?

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:31:49 PM)
maryland, pittsburgh, iowa, miami (Oh), eastern michingan have all officially offered me a scholarship

Kirk L.  (May 2, 2002 8:31:56 PM)
maryland, pittsburgh, iowa, miami (Oh), eastern michingan have all officially offered me a scholarship

george (May 2, 2002 8:29:17 PM)
do you look at the schools in respect to playing time early? OSU and Pitt just sign big name QBs this year, will that affect your decision?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:32:53 PM)
no not at all. I look at it as wherever u go there is going to be competition and i am looking forward to competing.

RegExp (May 2, 2002 8:30:31 PM)
Todd, what are you thinking of studying?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:33:18 PM)
i am undecided as of now.

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:30:39 PM)
do you have a timetable for your verbal will you take official visits?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:35:02 PM)
I am planning on attending camps this summer and then possibly sometime before football season begins i will try to make a decision if i am comfortable with that college.

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:29:27 PM)
did you get a chance to go or see spring game

Todd  (May 2, 2002 8:35:46 PM)
No but i was in attendance the sunday before that with the junior day.

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:31:55 PM)
Do you have any qb you have followed and could you tell us the style of offense you guys run.

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:38:28 PM)
Bob Hoying had a influence on me. Our offense is a multiple set of formations with alot of 3, 4 and 5 wide receiver sets. We also like to run out of the i formation and we also mix in some option.

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:38:49 PM)
Glad you mentioned Hoying... that sets up the next question...

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:34:03 PM)
do former osu players such as lachey and the hoying bros make a difference of school preference?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:40:07 PM)
yeah i say it would to a degree. They all had great experiences at osu.

RegExp (May 2, 2002 8:34:58 PM)
What aspects of being a QB do you feel you need the most work on?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:41:58 PM)
I need to improve on all parts of my game. I have a tendency of not staying in the pocket long enough. At least that is what my coach says.

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:37:02 PM)
what are your current stats hgt wgt?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:42:50 PM)
6'6 and weigh 220

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:40:46 PM)
just out of curiosity how fast is that fast ball

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:43:36 PM)
low 80's

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:43:06 PM)
you have been called the best qb in the state this year what do you think of that?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:44:50 PM)
It is a great honor to be recognized the top qb in ohio because i know there are some other outstanding ones out there.

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:45:10 PM)
It is a great honor to be recognized the top qb in ohio because i know there are some other outstanding ones out there.

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:45:18 PM)
I wanted to get in a question about the MAC... for those who don't know, Todd plays football in the best small school conference in the state. It seems like at least one school from that conference wins a state title a year. Do you think MAC football can stack up with some of the big schools in the state, and how will St. Henry fare this year?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:46:53 PM)
It is a very physically conference with outstanding players and coaches. The competition from week to week is tough. We are very optimistic after finishing with 5 consecutive victories last year.

nbuck (May 2, 2002 8:44:51 PM)
do you think you team could be in the playoffs this year any up coming players that could be d1 propects?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:49:14 PM)
Our number one goal is to win our conference and qualify for the playoffs. I think our team has a good shot at the playoffs. Kevin Huelsman, offensive tackle who is an upcoming senior

bucsrock (May 2, 2002 8:47:31 PM)
who is your big rival

Todd May 2, 2002 8:50:22 PM)
I would say coldwater, marion local or delphos st johns. They are all really tough games to play in.

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:51:07 PM)
Between those schools and St. Henry (and Versailles), that's a lot of state titles in one conference

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:51:19 PM)
Todd, are you planning on going to any camps this summer?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:51:56 PM)
I plan on attending Ohio State senior camp, pittsburgh and purdue with maryland a possibility.

Kirk L. (May 2, 2002 8:52:27 PM)
What are some of the things you like about each school?

Todd (May 2, 2002 8:53:21 PM)
I am very impressed with the schools academically and there football tradition and most of all their coaching staffs.


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