Bolar Garnering South Florida Interest

Josh Bolar, a junior linebacker a Lovejoy (Ga.) High School, has numerous schools inquiring about his football services, including the South Florida Bulls.

While he might not hold a scholarship offer at the moment, Lovejoy (Ga.) junior linebacker, Josh Bolar, is garnering interest from Clemson, Tennessee, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Florida, and South Florida amongst others.

The 5-foot-11, 225-pound linebacker amassed 51 tackles and five sacks as a junior in 2013, guiding Lovejoy High School to a playoff berth and a 10-2 record.

While there might had been some confusion between the two parties at the beginning, Bolar could be close to receiving his first offer from the South Florida Bulls.

"They've been on me tough," Bolar said. "They thought I was a senior and said they really have a lot of prospects and wanted me to be a preferred walk on. That's when they figured out I was just a junior and started talking about offering. They've been on me all day."

The message that the Bulls' coaching staff has passed along to Bolar has him excited about what Willie Taggart's program has to offer.

"They said their an upcoming type of program and the recruiting classes they're putting together are crazy and I could be a component. I Love it."

Before moving up north to the Peach State of Georgia, Bolar spent a year of his life living in the state of Florida, and is quite familiar with South Florida's surroundings.

"I stayed in Florida in 7th grade and I visited Tampa often," Bolar said. "I love the atmosphere down there and I plan on taking an unofficial to USF. Coach (Paul) Gonnella (Director of Player Personnel) used to coach at my school, so he tells me all about it."

The Peach State linebacker won't be able to make it to the Bulls' junior day, but has plans to be in attendance at two others.

"I'll definitely be at the Clemson junior day, and most likely Florida as well."

While it's very early in the recruiting process for the Lovejoy defensive standout, three schools are sticking out at the moment.

"Clemson, Florida and USF are all neck-and-neck to me," Bolar said. "Clemson stands out the most, but I'm anxious to get to USF."

When it's time for Josh and his family to sit down and make a decision, several things will factor into his college decision.

"Distance doesn't matter. I want to travel," Bolar said. "Academics will make me choose a school, a great coaching staff and a nice atmosphere. I just want the place to seem like a home away from home."

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