Upon seeing Woodruff's Blake Bone initially I flashed back in my mind about 4 years ago when another young wide receiver as a freshman who really impressed me. That wide receiver was current Clemson wideout Charone Peake. Flash forward to the present and we see a lot of similarities in Bone now as a sophomore.
We caught Bone in action last Friday against Chesnee and in limited action the sophomore was very imrpessive. His Wolverines romped over Chesnee 49-7 and he finished with 2 catches for 72 yards on the night.
We also sat down with the talented sophomore prospect to talk about where his game is right now and where he stands regarding his early recruitment.
Bone had a strong freshman season for the Wolverines and also stars on the basketball court for his school. This past summer he made it out to Clemson for camp.
"I didn't get the chance to camp with any other schools," Bone told us.
Thus far the Woodruff sophomore says a handful of schools have made their interest known in him.
"Right now I'd say Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, and South Carolina are recruiting me the hardest."
Having a number of schools recruiting him early we asked Bone if he had an early list of favorites.
"I'm not biased to any schools at all. So I'm just glad that any school is looking at me considering I'm just a sophomore. I've got a lot of work ahead of me and goals for myself. So that's what I'm mostly worrying about right now."
Bone made it clear that he's open to any school out there that's interested in recruiting him and has no favorites.
During our conversation we found out that he's originally from Wilson, North Carolina but has found a new home in Woodruff where he lines up as one of many weapons for head coach Brian Lane's vaunted offensive attack. The Wolverines have been one of the state's most powerful offenses over the last few years under his guidance and Bone may very well turn out to be the top prospect to come through the program by the time he's done.
The sophomore talked about what aspects of his game he feels are his biggest strengths and the one area he'd like to improve on the most to become even better.
"I believe my strengths are definitely going and getting the deep ball, I'm a high flying receiver. So I like to go get it. A weakness I believe I could work on the most would be my route running."
Bone told us that he currently benches 200 pounds and that his fastest 40 time came this summer when he was clocked at 4.59 seconds.
Given his penchant for already making big plays, tremendous athleticism, and a hunger to get better each and everyday it appears the sky's the limit for young Blake Bone.
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com and Scout.com for more updates concerning Bone as we project him to be one of 2014's very best prospects.
2014 WR Blake Bone