Texas OL Curious About UCLA

Boone Feldt, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound, three-star offensive lineman from Texas, is a real Texas kid, favoring some Texas programs, but he saw the Rose Bowl once and that has inspired some curiosity about UCLA...

Boone Feldt, the 6-foot-3, 275-pound three-star offensive lineman goes to Pilot Point High School, in Texas, but will be moving this spring and plans to attend Hays High School in Buda, Texas, in the fall.

"My dad (Blake Feldt) is the new head coach at Buda," Feldt said. "He's already there and I'm moving later this spring."

His dad played offensive guard for Texas Tech and Boone says he grew up following the Red Raiders. "But my mom went to Texas and my uncle (Michael Feldt) played (safety) for Texas, so I'm kind of from a divided household. I liked Texas Tech and Texas."

Feldt admits he had a brief flirtation with Texas A&M as well. "I went through an Aggies phase," he admitted. "But that was mostly just to be different."

But despite what he liked as a kid, it's a different Lone Star State school that Feldt likes most these days. "TCU," he said. "I really like them. If they offered me it'd be real hard to say ‘no' to."

Feldt does not have any scholarship offers yet but says he favors TCU, Texas Tech and A&M solidly over UCLA, Vanderbilt, North Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

"I'd have a tough time turning down any of my top three," he said about the Horned Frogs, Red Raiders and Aggies.

So are any schools close to actually offering him? "They are all very interested," he said. "I know that Tech said I was at the top of their board, but they are only taking one interior lineman and probably won't be offering anyone too soon."

Feldt has already attended the Red Raiders' Junior Day. "I like coach Tommy Tuberville," he said. "He's a good guy and has a solid foundation. He knows how to build a program up and I'm very excited about where that program is headed."

Another thing he likes about Texas Tech is the offensive line coach, Matt Moore. "I like him a lot," he said. "We get along great."

Feldt also attended junior days at Kansas and A&M as well. "I love the tradition at A&M," he said about the Aggies. "I went to the Nebraska game and that was a great atmosphere. They are getting some very good recruits and are coming up. I think that coach Mike Sherman is one of the classiest coaches in the game."

Although he does not have any summer camps planned yet, he says he'll definitely go to a few. "My dad and I usually make a schedule of camps right before summer," he said. "I'll go to the ones that seem the most interested in me at that point."

One school that Feldt admits he'd like to visit is UCLA. "I went to the Rose Bowl game between Texas and USC (for the national championship)," he said. "That was such an amazing experience. I loved the Rose Bowl and that's where UCLA gets to play every week."

Although he's been to the Rose Bowl, he's never been to the UCLA campus. "But I had another uncle who went there and I've had family that lived in California too," he said.

Feldt says that distance is not a big factor.

"In a perfect world I'd like to commit before my senior season starts," he admitted. "But I'm fine with waiting if I don't have the offers I want."

He says he can bench 325-pounds, squat 500 and has a 25-inch vertical jump.

"I want to improve my footwork," he said. "And my hand placement. I'm working on my pre-snap reads and just trying to get all the small details down.

"I need to keep my pad lever lower too," he admitted.

Feldt reports a 3.0 core GPA and took the ACT in February and is still waiting on his results.

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