October 24, 2008
QB Boisture picking up offers
2010 looks to be a great year for quarterback talent in the state of Michigan. One of the players that is seeing his stock increase dramatically this fall is Joe Boisture of Good rich High School. SpartanMag.com caught up with the 6-foot-6, 205-pound gunslinger last night and got the latest on him and his recruitment.
Goodrich High School is currently enjoying a great season. The Martians are 8-0 and Boisture's play is a big reason why.
"We are having a great year," he said. "If we win this weekend it will be the first time in school history the team had an undefeated season."
Boisture was flying under the radar somewhat due to not playing his sophomore year. Prior to the season Boisture injured his non-throwing elbow and missed the entire season. The injury was very controversial s it occurred in a scrimmage and was due to a late hit.
Boisture worked hard this offseason to improve his skills. He attended several camps and combines and his strong performance at those events put him on the national radar of college coaches. His play this fall has only served to improve his stock.
Boisture picked up his first scholarship a few weeks ago. Spartanmag.com asked him about that.
"Boston College offered me a few weeks ago he said. Pittsburg offered me after that. It was relief to get that first offer. You work so hard so when it happened it is a great feeling, Boisture said.
Michigan State apparently has also noticed Boistures' play and the Spartans have been in contact.
I have talked with Coach Enos and Coach Warner. Coach Warner was at one of our games a few weeks ago. I went down there last weekend with my coaches. It was a great atmosphere and it is close to home.
Boisture doesn't have any close family ties to the schools in Michigan. His family is actually hardcore Falcon fans.
"All of my family went or goes to Bowling Green." he said. 'My dad actually played quarterback for them."
Though it is still very early in the recruiting process, Boisture is taking a proactive approach to finding out about schools.
"On November 8th I am flying out to Boston College to see what it is like out there. They play Notre Dame that week. I am looking forward to see what it is like, I know Boston College is a great school and has great academic and football."
In addition to Boston College and Michigan State, Boisture also commented on a few other schools.
"Duke is a program I am really interested in. I have spoken with the coaches there. I like the offense they run and I think they are a program on the rise. I have not heard anything from Michigan. I know they like dual-threat guys there."
Michigan State has already offered quarterbacks Devin Gardner and Robert Bolden for the class of 2010. Some have speculated that the Spartan scholarship spot will be a first come first serve situation. If Boisture continues to play well, it is not out of the question that he could join that elite group. Boisture is viewed as a pocket passer, though he does have good overall athletic skills and can move around in the pocket.
If things go as planned for Goodrich High School, everyone in Michigan will get a chance to see Boisture play in a few weeks. The hope is to be at Ford Field come late November. Goodrich will likely compete in Division 4 come playoff time. SpartanMag.com will have much more on Boisture in the near future.
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