Boudreaux notches another SEC offer

Parker Boudreaux is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after offensive linemen in the class of 2016. The 6-foot-4, 281-pound left tackle out of Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Fla. boasts 50 D-1 offers midway through his junior season. Last week, it was Vanderbilt that became his fifth SEC offer.

"Vanderbilt was actually my last one," Boudreaux told VandyMania.com. "Three days ago I heard from Coach Lightner. He told me I was really athletic for my size, that I have good size and technique, and good grades. He said they loved my film.

"I had been hearing from Vanderbilt for awhile so I was excited to get the offer. They had come down to my school in the spring to see me. I could tell they were really, really interested. When I spoke with Coach Lightner, he said that they just had to offer me. I'm going to try and visit because I'd like to narrow my list to at least a top 10. I'm hearing a lot from Tennessee too, so I'd like to plan a trip where I could visit both."

Boudreaux holds offers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt out of the SEC. He also has 10 ACC offers, five Big Ten offers, and two from the Big 12.

"There are a lot of schools I'm hearing from like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia," he said. "The recruiting process has been ongoing. I took a trip up the east coast this summer and hit places like Clemson and Penn State. I think I went to eight campuses total. It's was enjoyable. I went hoping to find a school I'm comfortable with with a good family atmosphere. I like being around intelligent coaches who have good leadership qualities. I just want to see that there are good people in and around the campus. Those are the things I'm going to base my decision on."

Bishop Moore competes in Florida's 5A classification. Boudreaux says the talent level is "the best this year" and the Hornets are proving him right with a fast 4-0 start to the season.

"We're stacked," Boudreaux said of his team. "We had four or five transfer students come in who have made a big impact on the team. There are two junior defensive backs, Ben De Luca and Rayshad Lewis, who are getting interest from a number of D-1 colleges. This is a team that can definitely compete and make a run at state.

"I've definitely improved quite a lot in my pass blocking technique. We run a Wing T so in the game we're doing a lot of running. We don't pass the ball a whole lot. This summer I went to Coach Tom Shaw's Performance Training Camps here in Orlando. He does a lot with players heading into the NFL, prepping them for the combine. I worked with Brian Stamper, the strength trainer. Working with those guys really helped me going into the season to have a big year."

Boudreaux's parents, originally from Louisiana, both attended Louisiana-Lafayette. He reports an offer from the Ragin' Cajuns. Currently, Boudreaux says he has "no favorites" but is in the process of trimming his list to 10 which he hopes to have done by season's end.

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