NCF On The Trail: Ben Boulware

Hackenberg, Olsen earn UA Game starts

January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster
Four-star Dane Rogers (Shelby, N.C./Crest) has become the latest highly-touted defensive lineman to select the Tigers, multiple sources report.

North Carolina, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Tennessee also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-2, 23o-pounder. Alabama, Auburn and Duke recruited the nation's No. 31-ranked defensive end.

Prior to his junior year, Rogers posted a 5.15 40-yard dash, 4.55 20-yard shuttle and 18-inch vertical on the combine circuit.
Linebacker Ben Boulware (Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna) has made his decision.

“I'm committing to Clemson,” said Boulware. "I have been playing phone tag with the coaches. I talked with coach [Chad] Morris and he said I had to talk with coach [Dabo] Swinney. I have not been able to reach him but I will tonight."

In the end, Boulware said he was just more comfortable with the Tigers.

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Ben Boulware down to two 

March, 27, 2012
Linebacker Ben Boulware (Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna) could be close to a decision. He confirmed via text message this evening that he’s down to two schools -- Clemson and Georgia.

Boulware has visited the Bulldogs twice this spring, once for a junior day last month and again this past weekend to watch a UGA spring practice. He lives 20 miles from Clemson and has been there on a number of occasions. Boulware told ESPN yesterday that he will attend a Tiger football practice this week.

Boulware, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, recorded 180 tackles last year as a junior and has 420 for his career. Other scholarship offers for Boulware are from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, USF, Maryland, Stanford, UConn, UCLA, Texas A&M, Minnesota, Duke and Ole Miss.

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Georgia offers LB Ben Boulware 

March, 4, 2012
You could say that linebacker Ben Boulware (Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna) was just a little excited about what happened this weekend on his visit to the University of Georgia. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt personally offered him a scholarship to UGA.

“It’s funny because I was thinking that Georgia may offer me,” Boulware said. “I have been talking with them almost every day. I spent a good portion of the day with Coach [Kirk] Olivadotti and Coach [Todd] Grantham. We were breaking down film and Coach Richt came in and took me into his office. He offered me and I gave him a big hug.”

Boulware says he is open with the recruiting process. Despite that admission, he has the Dawgs up there on his school wish list.

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Class of 2013 linebacker Ben Boulware (Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna) informed ESPN's Craig Haubert that he's received scholarship offers from UConn, Minnesota, Duke and UCLA over the last week.

Stanford, South Florida, and Ole Miss had already offered the 6-foot-1, 225-pound prospect. Auburn, Michigan, Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina and Tennessee are among the other schools showing interest.

Boulware, who is also a standout baseball player, terrorized opponents on the gridiron last fall registering 180 tackles, four sacks, one blocked punt, five forced fumbles and four pass breakups.

The ESPNU 150 Watch List talent also posted some very impressive combine figures last offseason including a 4.17 20-yard shuttle and 30.1-inch vertical.

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