Trevone Boykin lights up camps at UT and OU

Coach Mike Overton's West Mesquite Wranglers had a rough 6-5 season in 2008 that ended in a first round playoff loss. After quarterback Trevone Boykin missed several games last year, he is ready to contribute in a big way as a junior and take the Wranglers on a deep playoff run. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Boykin about his summer camp experiences and his expectations for the 2009 season.

West Mesquite quarterback Trevone Boykin had a difficult sophomore year as he was bothered by injuries. The junior-to-be, however, brings a big body (6-2, 200) and tremendous athleticism to the field so a lot of colleges have already shown quite a bit of interest in Boykin. In fact, Boykin has already camped at the Big 12's top two schools and has plans to visit another this summer.

"I went to the Texas (June 14) and OU camps already and I am going to the Baylor camp on July 18," Boykin told Burnt Orange Beat. Boykin worked out at both quarterback and wide receiver at his stops in Austin and Norman.

"I like (Texas) Coach Kennedy. He's very up front and tells you what you need to work on. He also told me that I should play wide receiver," Boykin said.

Boykin camped at Texas with West Mesquite teammate Gary Owens. Owens is a 5-10, 165 pound wide receiver for the Wranglers.

As far as a preference to a position on the next level, Boykin doesn't care as long as he can get on the field.

"It doesn't matter to me as long as I can get on the field," Boykin said.

Colleges from around the country are already expressing interest in getting Boykin on the field in their uniforms. In addition to his three camp visits, Oregon, Kansas, Texas Tech, and Kentucky are showing the most in interest.

Despite missing three complete games, Boykin still threw for 1,170 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Wranglers. West Mesquite's main skill position players return, including Boykin and Owens, running back Jack Brown, and WR Steve Martinez, and the Wranglers are looking for a deep run in the playoffs.

"Our coach tells us that we have our best shot to win state this year," Boykin said.

West Mesquite is expected to battle Lancaster for the 15-4A district crown in 2009.

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