Bomar still wide open, interest increasing

Tahj Bomar is a 6-2, 212-pound linebacker prospect from Kent (Wash.) Kentwood, and Tahj made some noise recently by telling that he verbally committed to Washington head coach Rick Neuheisel during the Huskies' spring game in April, with the idea that he was still planning on looking around. Is that still the case?

"Washington is definitely at the top of my list, but I'm keeping my options open," Bomar told yesterday. "Coach Neuheisel knows where I stand on things. He understands that I didn't commit in the sense that I was just going to go to Washington.

"I actually talked to Coach Neuheisel today. He just talked to me about the Husky camp and also how Craig Chambers committed. He said I should be a Dawg and that the U-Dub is where it's at."

Schools have been stopping by Kentwood in droves. Arizona State, Arizona, Montana State, U-Dub, Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Idaho, and Idaho State have all been spotted. "Arizona came by Friday, they were the latest school I've see," Tahj said.

ASU, UW and Oregon have been sending him handwritten letters, but Washington is Bomar's only firm offer. "Arizona State said they were excited for me to take an official visit," he said. "Oregon said that they usually start recruiting a little slower than the rest but that they liked what they've seen of me so far."

Washington, Penn State, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State and then Oregon State rounds out Tahj's list of leaders, in that order. "Tennessee called but I wasn't home," he said.

There aren't many players as busy as Tahj during the off-season. "Well, I'm going up to U-Dub on Thursday," he said. "I was called by someone at ESPN (Tom Lemming) and they are getting the top players in the state together to take pictures. I know (Craig) Chambers is another guy that will be there." Kyle Trew is another player that will be in attendance, and Johnny DuRocher (not confirmed) is on Lemming's top list of QB's so it's expected he'll be there as well.

"I'm taking the SAT test on June 1st and then I'm going to the Reebok camp at Lincoln high school the next day and then the South County Journal Prep Athlete of the Year banquet on June 5th. After that I'll be going to the NIKE camp on the 8th, then the Oregon camp from June 16th to the 21st and then the U-Dub camp."

Bomar is hoping his experience in Eugene will further boost his stock. "I've been getting ready for the combine," he said. "I've been working on my 40, shuttle, and lifting 185 pounds. I think Ryan Conwell is coming along too."

He ran the 100 and 200 for the Conquerors this spring, missing districts by one meet needed to qualify. His top marks were 11.3 for the 100 and 23.6 for the 200. Top Stories