2001 Prospect Profile
College of San Mateo Bulldogs
6-4, 285 lbs
Carmont High School
Ryan Boschetti is among the top defensive line recruits in California Junior College football. A great student and solid football player at Carmont High School in Belmont, California, Boschetti went largely unnoticed and didn't receive any scholarship offers coming out of high school. Upon moving on to the College of San Mateo, Boschetti realized that he needed to add weight and strength in order to compete at the junior college level. He decided to gray shirt, taking less that 12 units and keeping his eligibility clock from starting. He worked out with the team, lifted weights, worked on his speed, and prepared himself for his freshman season. In 2000, Boschetti quickly established himself as one of the premier defensive linemen in the state of California.
Playing in the Golden Gate Conference against great competition including D-I feeder City College of San Francisco and Foothill College, Boschetti was among the conference's best. Not only did he earn All-Conference honors, but he was also named All-State Region II, one of only two freshmen on the first team defense.
Boschetti has been described by many as a "throw back" to football players of the past. He wears the once common white forearm pads and "has a motor like Howie Long," said CSM head coach Larry Owens. He runs exceptionally well and has been timed at 4.7 seconds in the forty. He was a full qualifier out of high school and carries a GPA well over 3.5.
Boschetti was offered a scholarship by the University of Indiana during the Spring, but decided to return to San Mateo for his sophomore season rather than play three years for the Hoosiers. Now, schools all over the country are expressing a huge amount of interest in him.
Stanford, who usually does not recruit junior college players, was very interested in Boschetti, but they realized that he was one class short of Stanford's admission requirements. Since then, all of the schools in the Pac Ten have shown interest. Boschetti would love to play for D-line coach Bill Dutton at Cal, but with the Golden Bears' recent struggles, the fate of the Cal staff may be up in the air. In addition to the Pac Ten schools, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Colorado State have all been hot on Boschetti's trail.
However, Boschetti is focusing on the season and not looking at his options until after the season. He has stopped answering his phone to avoid the distractions of recruiting. Once he starts reviewing his choices, Ryan Boschetti will certainly have a number of options to choose from.
With the combination of grades, size, speed, smarts, and
attitude, Boschetti should be a standout player at the Division I level.