November 18, 2009

2011 quarterback excited for CSU offer

Colorado State's search for a quarterback in the 2011 class has led them to San Jose (Calif.) where assistant coach Darrell Ballard is recruiting Kyle Boehm. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Boehm is one of three student-athletes with a known scholarship offer from the Rams for the class of 2011 and he admits he was surprised to hear from CSU.

"I was pretty surprised," Boehm said of his offer to CSU. "It was way out of the blue. I had been talking to them and then my dad got an email saying the coaches like my tape and wanted to offer me. It is great that the coaches are noticing me and noticing my hard work."

Boehm's hard work has come as the signalcaller for the 9-0-1 Archbishop Mitty High School football team. Boehm said last year was a disappointment for Mitty, but this season has brought a near-perfect season that will continue in the California State Playoffs this weekend.

"We did really well this year," Boehm said. "Last year we were 1-9, but this year we are undefeated right now and we have only tied once. We just had our last game on Friday (a 20-7 win). We are doing really good and want to keep winning and see how far we can get."

Boehm has impressive physical tools, as shown by a 4.8 time in the 40-yard dash and a 32-inch vertical leap. Boehm said this season his high school has gone from a run-oriented offense to a spread attack, which he believes has helped his own skill development as well as helped him attain more yards rushing than passing this season.

"I have been titled as a duel threat, but last year I was a drop back passer," he said. "I feel I can do both. I have a great quarterback coach and this year we are running a spread option. I have no problem dropping back to pass or getting out there and running."

Currently, Boehm holds scholarship offers from both Colorado State as well as San Jose State. He is also getting email from UCLA, Cal, Washington, Arkansas, Northwestern, Alabama, Arizona State, Arizona and Texas A&M. Boehm has kept his name out there amongst schools in the West by attending camps at Cal, UCLA, Oregon State, San Jose, Cal-Poly and the Elite 11 Camp at Oregon.

While he is going to take his time in his recruitment, Boehm said he does have some ideas of what he is looking for in a school.

"The first thing is education," Boehm said. "I want a good education where I am going to school. The other thing is playing time. Can I go somewhere to play right away or what is my competition at the school. Am I going to play right away or am I going to have to sit out."

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