Looking for Second Home

Last year the Syracuse coaching staff did a great job hitting one of the most talent laden states in the country in Florida and this year they're pumping out offers to Ohio. One of those prospects who is already interested in offensive lineman Chris Boles who we caught up with on Sunday to talk about the offer he recently picked up.

Chris Boles, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive guard from Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio is about to pick up his tenth offer in recruiting, so bringing him in certainly won't be a slam dunk, but Syracuse has already done a good job of making a good impression with him.

"Recruiting is going pretty good," Boles stated. "I'm supposed to be getting an offer from West Virginia soon, just got my offer from Syracuse and got a new one from Memphis, so I think I'm up to like 10 offers right now."

"My offer from Syracuse came when they called my coach, so I called their coaching staff and talked to Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley who was a pretty nice guy who I liked," Boles added. "We were talking about sports and basketball and football. He was talking about how nice of a school Syracuse was and all of the great alumni from there. We talked about me coming up for a visit and then talked about the Final Four. We were pretty much just talking about how bad our brackets were, so it was a fun conversation."

"I know a little bit about them with the great players they've had come out of there like Donovan McNabb and others," Boles said. "There season wasn't bad this year and the new staff has a lot of coaches that were in the NFL before so that makes me feel really confident that they can teach me what I need to know to get to the NFL at some point if I do go there. I also like that they're a really good school because if I don't get to the NFL I'd have something really good to fall back onto with my degree."

"I have an AAU basketball tournament in a few weeks that actually goes through Syracuse, so I'll stop at the campus then and see things and meet the coaches. I just want to see the stadium and get to meet some players and coaches. The most important thing to me is feeling like I'm at home. Wherever I go is going to be my second home, so it really has to feel that way to me, so wherever I pick, you know that's how I felt about it after the decision is made."

Boles seems to have legitimate interest in the Orange, so we'll wait to hear from him after he sees the campus.

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