After winning the Missouri Class 4A state wrestling title with a 30-1 record in the 285 weight class in mid March, Boehm's work with the shot put and discus to help set up his Lee's Summit West High teammates for a run at a state championship in track and field.
"I can definitely be a contender for the state championship, but the team has a really good shot to win a title," Boehm told Badger Nation. "(Track) keeps me busy and I enjoy doing it."
Since he started wrestling in fifth grade, Boehm – a four-star recruit who was recently named the top center in the country by Scout.com – has admitted to seeing a vast improvement in his balance, contact and hands. With his work in track, Boehm says the real benefit is that lifting weights and working out becomes a part of his daily regiment, keeping him in shape for his true passion in the fall.
"Track doesn't make me lazy and keeps me active," Boehm said. "My friends enjoy it, so I want to enjoy it, too. It's better than just sitting at home all day."
Although busy competing, college coaches haven't been shy about making an appearance at his Boehm's school, either talking to him, his coaches or watching him compete. Since the spring evaluation process began, Boehm has been in contact with Auburn, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, USC and Wyoming. Boehm is also expecting to see Florida in his school this week, and has added offers from Auburn, Michigan, Stanford and Wyoming over the last month.
"Arkansas, Auburn, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska are probably my top six right now," Boehm said. "Michigan is jumping up there, as well."
Bohem called his offer from Wisconsin ‘impressive,' calling the Badgers ‘the offensive line school,' but it appears he's gotten lost amidst the coaching change. Once being recruiting by defensive coordinator Dave Doeren before he left for Northern Illinois, Boehm doesn't appear to be a part of Wisconsin's 2012 recruiting plans.
"I haven't talked to them in a long time and there hasn't been anybody that has come by or given me or my family a call," Bohem said. "I've received some letters, but that's been about it. I've very blessed with everything that has been going on, so it's really not a big deal to me because I know they are recruiting other people from their area that are as good as I am. I have an opportunity to go somewhere else, even though Wisconsin is that No.1 offensive line school."
Boehm has a month more of track and then jumps into unofficial visits, as he looks to get to know the coaching staffs so he can narrow down his scholarship list.