December 11, 2009

Boone planning on visit to CSU

A couple missed phone calls could have seen last weekend bring one more wide receiver to Fort Collins. Saint Cloud (Fla.) wideout James Boone said a game of phone tag led to his not being able to get to Colorado State this weekend, but backed that up by saying he hopes he is able to make it to Fort Collins this weekend.

"We keep up," Boone said of his relationship with CSU Tight Ends Coach Marc Lubick. "I talk to my recruiting coach a lot. We've been playing phone tag a lot. We just talk about football. A week ago we were talking about plane tickets to get out there this weekend but I missed his call, but I'll probably give him after I am off the phone now to see if he answers. Hopefully I'll get up there (Fort Collins) soon."

The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Boone is one of several prospects the Rams have set to visit in hopes of finishing out their recruiting class with one more wide receiver. This season Boone caught 58 passes for 1,003 yards and nine receiving touchdowns. He also ran for 656 yards and nine more scores as a quarterback in the Wildcat offense as he aided his Saint Cloud football team into the first round of the state playoffs. For his efforts, Boone was named All-County and will play in the Central Florida All-Star Game on Dec. 17.

Boone holds a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 and has a 3.1 grade-point average to go along with his 19 ACT score. Boone holds scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky and Colorado State. He said he is likely to take official visits to all three schools.

"I am still taking it slow," Boone said of his recruitment. "I really don't like to think about it too much. My whole life is going to change within a month and it is kind of scary, but that is part of being a man. Next month is when we will start cracking down."

Boone said he was also aware of the fact the Colorado State football coaches have been recruiting the Central Florida region hard. He said it would make Colorado State a very attractive place to continue his football career.

"It makes it a lot easier because there are a lot of people I already know," Boone said. "Shaq Bell is a commitment up there. I talk to him about stuff and it won't make it as hard because there will be a lot of football players from Central Florida that will be going up there already.

"They (CSU) stand very high with me," Boone continued. "That is why I am trying to hurry up and get out there to see what they have to offer."

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