November 18, 2009

Boisture gets All-American Honor

He found out a few months ago, but today it became official. Future Spartan quarterback Joe Boisture was officially recognized as a member of the prestigious U.S. Army All-American team. Boisture will play for the East squad on January 9th in San Antonio.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Boisture received the honor earlier today at a ceremony held at Saline High School. The All-American recognition is culmination of a year that has seen Boisture be named a 4-star recruit buy and selected as a member of the prestigious Elite 11 Quarterback Camp. asked Boisture about being selected as a U.S. Army All-American.

"It is ironic as today is my birthday; it is a great way to celebrate. It is an honor to be invited down to San Antonio to participate with 89 of the best football players in the nation.

Boisture informed us that both of his grandfathers served in the armed forces during World War II. His one grandfather was also a member of the Michigan State staff during the Duffy Daugherty era.

Boisture is one of three quarter backs that will be on the east squad. We asked him if he know much about his team.

I know that the other quarterbacks are Barry Brunetti of Memphis and Paul Jones of Pennsylvania. I know Jones apparently was hurt some this fall, so I am not sure if that is going to have an effect on how much he plays. I know Dior Mathis was also selected to the All-American team.

Mathis will actually be playing defensive back for the west squad. There is a good chance Mathis will have to cover a player who could end up being Boisture's favorite target down in Texas, wide receiver Kyle Prater of Illinois. Prater is the #1 wide receiver recruit in the nation for 2010.

As many Spartan fans know, Boisture transferred from Goodrich High School to Saline High School for his senior year. The expectations heading into the season were very high for Saline, however the season did not turn out quote as planned as the Hornets struggled and missed the playoffs. We asked Boisture what he thought about the decision in hindsight.

I am happy I made the move. From a football standpoint I learned a lot. Moving from Division 4 to Division 1 helped me become a better player. From a social standpoint it was also a good move. I went to a school with 2000 kids that I did not know anybody and that helped me out a lot. I think I am a better person for making the move. It taught me a lot about myself.

Boisture will be in East Lansing this weekend cheering on the Spartans as they face Penn state with Bowl implications on the line. He informed us that he did see one prediction that was especially interesting to him.

"I saw where it was predicted that Michigan State would face Boston College in eth Champ bowl. That would be pretty interesting though I would definitely be rooting for the team in Green."

Boisture was at one time a verbal commitment o the Eagles. He had nothing but great things to say about Boston College, but he chance to play for the team he grew up following and being close to home was too good to pass up.

Boisture is set to graduate from school in December and will enroll early. SparrtanMag,com asked him about that.

"I play in the All-American game on the 9th and my first class is on the 11th. I guess I will be flying back pretty much right after the game and moving n on the 10th. I am going to be living in Case Hall. I think Nick Hill and I are going to be living together."

Hill is also scheduled to graduate early and it might not be a bad idea for the backfield mates to develop some chemistry that can help them have success on the football field. If Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley can do it, surely Boisture and Hill can too.

Look for more on Boisture and his All-American selection in the near future.

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