Coveted DFW Receiver Likes Tech

The scoop on Arlington Lamar receiver Kofi Boateng's overall recruitment and longtime appreciation for Texas Tech football.

Arlington Lamar wide receiver Kofi Boateng holds offers from schools in every Power 5 conference and is attracting the interest of schools like Texas A&M, Tennessee, Georgia, Stanford, Alabama, and Auburn. As coaching staffs around the country evaluate and grade out prospects to extend more offers, the competition to land a commitment from the wide receiver will likely heat up even more as he continues to gain offers.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect catches passes from one of the highest rated signal-callers in the state in quarterback and Texas commit Shane Buechele, and he cites their chemistry as a reason for their mutual success.

"We have a good relationship, and we fed off each other. We make each other look good. It was fun playing with him last year, looking forward to playing with him this year."

Boateng is rated as a three-star prospect, plus ranked as the No. 12 receiver in Texas and No. 79 at his position nationally by Scout. He hauled in 66 passes for 1,023 yards, 15 touchdowns and added another 152 yards and a couple scores on the ground in 2014.

Texas Tech was one of the first schools to extend an offer to Boateng last fall, and he has developed a great relationship with the coaching staff in Lubbock.

"Coach [Eric] Morris and coach [Kliff] Kingsbury, we have a good relationship. They talk about me coming up and visiting them. They talk about me graduating early and signing with Tech and going up there to help them win the Big 12 Championship. We just have a good relationship, all three of us together."

Texas Tech has always been a favorite of Boateng's, even when he first became interested in college football.

"I used to grow up watching them when I was first watching college football, from the beginning, with Michael Crabtree playing there."

The standout receiver prospect reiterated where Tech stands with him when discussing visit plans for the summer. He plans on visiting one of the annual satellite camps which Texas Tech hosts around the state, and he will bring company as well. While he isn't planning on participating himself, other players on his team will get the chance to participate in drills and be evaluated by the coaching staff.

"Most likely what I'll do is I'll try to get players from my school that have interest in playing at the next level and bring them to the satellite camp."

Boateng doesn't have any official favorites, but admits that some schools are standing out.

"I don't have a top 10 or top 5 but there are some schools that are standing out. Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Maryland, Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State, they're showing more interest."

Just as he doesn't have any official favorites, he doesn't have an official day or time he wants to commit. He does have a general idea of when he wants to commit, though.

"I'll probably commit at either the beginning, the middle, or the end of my senior season."

Boateng holds scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Washington, and Northwestern, among others.


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