May 27, 2009

Memphis LB picks up two more offers

It has been a good spring for Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven linebacker Ferlando Bohanna. He has been performing well in his team workouts. He has performed well in camps where he recently won linebacker MVP in the Schuman NUC camp in Memphis. He also has recently picked up two more big offers to add to his list.

"I got Southern Miss and Clemson," Bohanna said on Tuesday night. "I got Clemson today and I got Southern Miss sometime last week."

The Clemson offer is the second BCS offer for the big inside linebacker joining North Carolina and Bohanna was thrilled to pick it up.

"I talked to Coach Cook today," he said. "I just talked to him and they liked what they saw on film and I got the offer today. It's a great day. It's a great offer. It's up there with North Carolina right now. It's a great thing. That's new interest but I just got the offer so they just hit the chart."

The offer from Southern Miss caught Bohanna's attention as well, primarily due to some family proximity.

"Actually Southern Miss is a school that I'm interested in," he said. "It's close to my family. My family is in Senatobia, Miss. and that's close to Hattiesburg. It's always nice to have family close by."

This summer Bohanna has plans to hit several other schools to start to gain some more options. At 240 pounds, Bohanna ran a 4.55 at the recent NUC camp and a performance like that at some colleges this summer could see his offer list continue to rise.

"I leave for the West coast in two weeks," he said. "I'm hitting the west coast hard. I'm going to the Arizona State camp, I'm trying to go to the Arizona camp and I'm trying to go to Oregon too. I have family on the west coast and it's just a great place right now."

Bohanna will be a familiar face at Arizona where he won linebacker MVP as a rising junior at their camp last summer. Oregon has also been through Whitehaven this spring to watched the athletic linebacker practice. Clearly Bohanna has no reservations leaving Memphis.

"I'll go anywhere in the country," he said. "SEC, ACC, Pac 10, Sun Belt or whatever, away from home is a plus."

Along with camps this summer, Bohanna hopes to trim down from 240 pounds to 230. Already running in the 4.5 range the lighter weight will only add to an already fast and physical presence.


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