Bolden Eyes Big Ten Schools

One of the best duel-theat quarterbacks in the Midwest, Michigan prep quarterback Robert Bolden isn't even close to reaching his peak, one of the main reasons the four-star prospect as accumulated over 23 scholarship offers, 11 of which come from the Big Ten.

MADISON - Entering his senior season, quarterback Robert Bolden wants to improve not only his own performance, but also his team's overall performance.

Last season, Bolden (a four-star prospect ranked as the eighth-best quarterback in the nation by ended last season completing 72-of-113 passes for 951 yards and seven touchdowns. In addition to his skills throwing, the talented Orchard Lake St. Mary's signal caller ran for an additional 300 yards and seven scores, making him an all-around threat.

His team didn't have the type of season he would like as they ended the year with a 4-5 record and no appearance in the playoffs. Bolden along with his teammates have been working hard this offseason to make sure that doesn't happen again.

"Right now we have been doing team work-outs every morning and practicing 7-on-7 three days of the week." Bolden told Badger Nation.

On his own, Bolden has been working on improving certain areas of his game to make him not only sharper for next season, but also for the immediate future.

"I've been working on pretty much everything," he said. "I'm focusing on specifically my footwork and my mechanics with the ball."

Bolden's offers have come for all the teams in the Big Ten and has yet to compile a list of favorites, as the talented quarterback would like to keep himself open to everybody and not single any school out. The only visit he has had so far was a camp at Penn State and doesn't have any visits lined up for the near future.

A few of the schools on his long list of suitors include all 11 Big Ten schools, Colorado, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Bolden does feel that he has certain traits about his style and who he is, which will separate him from the rest of the recruits at his position.

"I'm an all around good player and team leader," he said. "I possess a pro style throw and I'm very efficient with the ball."

When it comes to Wisconsin, Bolden has had a lot of contact with the coaching staff and has done his research on the offense - a scheme that he feels strongly fits his style.

"The Badgers have exactly what I'm looking for in a offense." said Bolden. "When I watch them, it's a system that I know I would fit in well with."

Although Bolden has his sights set on possibly playing for the Badgers, his main focus right now is helping get his team deep in the playoffs and having a successful senior year.

Bolden would like to make a commitment to a school before the end of the summer, but doesn't want to rush it and is still sorting things out.

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