Complacency isn't in Boateng's vocabulary

New Mexico Military DL Edmond Boateng (6-4, 260) hasn't played a down of college football, but that hasn't kept schools from drooling over what he can do on the football field. Three have already offered and more are showing quite a bit of interest in him, but he recently told JCFootball.com that the attention hasn't taken his focus off of the most important thing -- getting better...

"This offseason, I've been working hard on my entire game, but especially on my run-stopping and my pass-rush," Boateng told JCFootball.com recently. "I've been working a lot on my speed and just getting stronger. I know that will help me maximize what I can do next season."

Even though he hasn't played a down of football in college, Boateng is one of the hotter JUCO defensive line prospects on the market right now with three offers to his name and more could be coming in very soon.

"My offers right now are from Miami, Arizona and Iowa State and I've been talking to a bunch of other schools as well," Boateng said. "Arizona State, Memphis, New Mexico, New Mexico State, USC, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin are all interested in me."

Boateng wasn't heavily recruited after his senior season at Winegrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel, Fl.) High School so he decided to move to New Mexico Military to get to work and earn himself a scholarship to a four-year program.

"I'm so thankful for New Mexico Military, coach (Joe) Forchtner and what he and his staff have been able to do for me," Boateng said. "I've learned a lot of discipline and how to get myself ready for the next level and that's what last year was for me. I redshirted so I could get bigger and stronger and learn better technique and when spring came around, I knew that was the time for me to show people what I could do."

Boateng is a good student, so he is expected to finish up his AA work in December and he will have three years to play three following the 2013 football season.

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