"Last night I sat down with my parents and we discussed everything," Boone said. "I liked the opportunity to play in a big time atmosphere like Penn State."
"This morning I called Penn State to inform them of my decision, they patched me through to coach Paterno," Boone said. "I told him I wanted to come to Penn State. I told him I really enjoyed my visit and the campus. My dad got to meet Joe Paterno and he was thrilled. My parents are really excited about the decision."
Boone was deciding between a chance to punt at Penn State, or a more immediate chance for playing time at Delaware. Both schools were offering him preferred walk-on status.
"The potential for earlier playing time was at Delaware," Boone said.
"But I wanted to be part of a major program like Penn State."
Boone had quite the storied football career at Mechanicsburg. During his senior season he caught 84 passes for 1,080 yards and seven touchdowns. He connected on 6 of 12 field goal attempts, and a long of 44 yards. He also averaged 45.3 yards per punt.
His statistics were enough to have him named Associated Press first-team Class AAA All-State as a punter, and first team All-Conference as a punter, kicker and wide receiver.
During his junior season he was named second-team Associated Press All-State and first team All-Conference as a punter.