Venzell Boulware has Ohio State In Top Three

A couple of months ago, class of 2015 OT Venzell Boulware, was coming off of his Ohio State visit and had nothing but good things to say about it.  Now, the 6-4 Fairburn, Georgia resident, has a final three of Tennessee, Clemson, and Ohio State.  Georgia has been good to Ohio State in the past couple of recruiting classes with Stephen Collier and Raekwon McMillan both hailing from the Peach State.  Ohio State is hoping to continue that trend with Boulware.  Boulware joined us to talk about his final three and what he likes about each one.

Tennessee: “I have a really good relationship with all of the coaches there.  I also am good friends with the Berry’s, Evan and Elliot, who both go to there. They went to Creekside high school also so I have a strong relationship with them and I talk with them about playing at Tennessee.”

Clemson: “They were the first offer I had so that meant a lot.  I have been in constant contact with the coaching staff and I have built a strong relationship with them.  I have a good feeling with the program.”

Ohio State: “They are the best visit I have been on.  I love the coaches there and I know they care about their players even after football which is really cool.  I love the city of Columbus too and the campus is cool.  I have a good vibe about Ohio State.”

Boulware is hoping to take officials to all three before making a decision.  He is visiting Tennessee before going back to school.  He does not have a timetable for his decision but is hoping to make it whenever he feels he knows 100% where he wants to go.  His decision could come during the season and even before he takes his official visits.  He has already been to each campus so he knows what each has to offer.  His recruitment is going to get interesting as the season goes on, especially when he schedules official visits.

MotSaG Chat with Venzell Boulware- Visit Recap

3star_recruit_iconosuHelmetVenzell Boulware, a 6-4 OT, from Creekside High School in Georgia,  took a visit to Ohio State this past weekend.  He said everything about the visit was amazing and everything just blew him away.  “It was awesome!  I got to visit the school, tour the facilities, and check out the indoor practice field,” said Boulware.  Everything about the atmosphere on campus was just positive and made him feel comfortable.  It probably also helped that his host was fellow Georgian and current Ohio State quarterback, Stephen Collier.  He had good things to say about his visit with Collier, saying, “Friday night I just chilled with Stephen Collier and we got to watch the Heat game.  The next day we went to eat at the Eddie George Restaurant which was really cool too.”  Boulware also mentioned his strong relationship with Coach Warriner as a positive for the trip.  Having a strong relationship with your potential position coach is one of the most important things in recruiting.  We talked about the distance from Georgia and Ohio and he said, “I had such a strong connection there, I was so comfortable even though it is far from Georgia.  Georgia players have also had a lot of success there so that is neat too.”

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In terms of his recruitment all together, Clemson was the leader, but that is no longer the case.  Right now he is open to a bunch of schools, and will narrow it down to a top 5 soon, which Ohio State will be on he said.  Right now he is focused on improving his consistency on the field as an offensive tackle.  He also wants to take a few more visits including a trip to California to visit USC and also hopefully coming back to Columbus for a game.  A commitment soon is not likely, but he will commit whenever he feels he is ready.  Boulware is an athletic offensive tackle with a lot of strength.  Clemson was the leader in this race at one point, but now there are a lot of schools that he is open to.  I would still look out for Clemson, but I think Ohio State is right in the race as well.  Having someone host him from the same state in Collier, helped tremendously with being a nice distance from home.  Collier was the right pick to host Boulware.  This is a recruitment that we will have to keep a watch on.

Here is Boulware’s 247sports profile.

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