Rashaad Boddie Running Through Process

Rashaad Boddie is a big running back with big dreams. The 6-0.5, 228-pound Skyline senior prospect spoke with Dawgman.com about the recruiting process and what he’s looking for in the college he eventually chooses.

With five scholarship offers already in hand from Idaho, Utah, Boise State, Oregon State, and New Mexico, Boddie could already make a decision if he chose to, but he’s planning on waiting at least through the summer.

“I plan on committing at the beginning of the football season,” Boddie said, adding that there’s a chance he may take one or two official visits, depending on where he feels he’s at in the process.

With two Pac-12 offers, it might be wise to assume Boddie is looking hardest at the Utes and Beavers, but he’s not tipping his hand at all. “To be honest, I’m just really grateful for all of them right now so I don’t have a specific order,” he said. “I’m still thinking about it.”

And what is Boddie looking for in a college? “To fit in with the running offense, of course, and fit in with the school program,” he said. “Academically, having the right classes for my future.”

Skyline Head Coach Mat Taylor feels like Boddie’s best days are well ahead of him.

“For potential the next couple years, I still think he’s like a piece of granite that any college can chisel into whatever running back they want him to be,” Taylor said of Boddie. “He’s still learning so much and he’s going to be so much better this next year. He’s still a baby. We’ve challenged him to be more explosive and to be a little strong back this year. The funny thing is, when he runs sometimes people bounce off him but he’s not even putting his shoulder down. He’s just so physically gifted. It’ll be interesting to see. We want him to work on his elusiveness. I’m excited to see what he does this year.”

Boddie already totaled over 1500 all-purpose yards for the Spartans in 2014, totaling 20 touchdowns. But he’s on track to surpassing those numbers if his spring is any indication. He went to the recent Northwest Elite Football Camp at Lynnwood High School and came away with Running Back MVP honors.

“You just have to keep competing; watch the guy in front of you and just do it better,” he said of his MVP-winning strategy. “Things went great there. I talked to some of the coaches I got offers from and got more interviews and connections with other coaches there. It was fun.”

As of now, Washington hasn’t been focused on Boddie, but with the commitment of smaller back Sean McGrew, could they be looking at a thunder option to McGrew’s lightning? If so, a player like Boddie could be a solid complement.

Skyline just finished up their finals, but Boddie said he didn’t have any other camp plans mapped out at this point past this last weekend’s 7-7 tournament at Husky Stadium, a tournament won by the Spartans.

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