Maryland OL Boland Will Camp at Rutgers

Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) offensive tackle Michael Boland is being recruited by a number of BCS schools, and he has plenty of invitations to June camps to showcase his talent. One of the schools is Rutgers, which visited him recently and invited him to camp. Check out what Boland had to say about his recruitment, and the Scarlet Knights.

As Rutgers continues its search for offensive line talent, one stop on the spring evaluation tour took the Scarlet Knights to Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.) to see offensive tackle Michael Boland.

In turn, the 6-foot-7, 294-pound Boland said he will attend the lineman camp next month at Rutgers.

"Most of the big schools that I've talked to have pretty much told me that they like my film, and that they would really like me to come to camp, and we could go from there," Boland said. "They like that I'm a two-sport athlete, they like my athleticism on film, and for the most part I think they like my footwork."

A big reason Boland's footwork stands out is because of basketball. He began playing at a young age, and his moves in the low post help develop quick feet.

"I started playing basketball before I started playing football, so a lot of times, especially with pass protection, I put it into basketball terms and it's a lot easier to understand," he said. "It really clicked in my head. I looked at it as cutting off the baseline when the pass rusher was coming."

Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College and Stanford also visited Georgetown Prep, and Maryland is expected to stop by.

Boland said he is in constant contact with Scarlet Knights assistant coach P.J. Fleck.

"He's a really nice guy," Boland said. "We talk on Facebook. We talk on the phone, and I hope to keep building a relationship with him. I plan on going up to Rutgers (camp). Coach Fleck wants me to come to the one in early June."

However, Rutgers isn't the only school Boland head to for camp.

A busy June will also include trips to Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State and Virginia Tech for camps.

"I need to show them that I'm definitely committed to football and show that I'm improving in the raw areas of my game," Boland said. "I'd say I need to work on speed rushers a little bit more. I haven't gone against that many guys that are really, really quick coming off the edge. I think I need to practice a little bit more before going to camp."

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