Class of 2014 quarterback Bo Baldwin of West Aiken High (Aiken, S.C.) has deep ties to Rutgers, and…
Baldwin still searching for first offer
If you had to describe 2014 quarterback Bo Baldwin's last two seasons with one word, it would be "unlucky." Baldwin missed most of his sophomore season with a broken collarbone, and the injury bug hit again just three plays into his junior year. Baldwin broke his hand and didn't return to the field until four games remained in the season. Baldwin admits those unfortunate mishaps have played a role in why he hasn't received an offer yet. "I'm good now," Baldwin said. "But that blew my junior film stock. But I got a few games in." In the games he did play, Baldwin was able to compile enough highlights to put together film to send to coaches. One of those deliveries went to LSU, where Baldwin took an official visit this past weekend for the Tigers' game against Ole Miss. "They've been waiting to see tape, which I got to them yesterday, so we'll see how that goes," Baldwin said. The visit marked the sixth school he's seen play this season, the others being UNC, NC State, Alabama, Georgia and Clemson. Baldwin enjoyed his trip to Baton Rouge, — his first since camping at LSU in June — and he took notice of the offensive outpouring in the Tigers' 41-35 victory. "It was an awesome game," Baldwin said. "It was a great environment. The crowd was crazy. The offense scored a lot of points. They definitely aired the ball out more than they have all year. Ole Miss' offense also played great. It was a fun game to watch. "I always watch the style of every team's offense to see what they're about and to learn." He particularly liked the play of quarterback Zach Mettenberger, a quarterback he considers similar to himself. "He got hit around. It was intense," Baldwin said. "Zach's awesome. I love watching him play because we have the same physique. I like watching guys I'm similar to. Zach's one of the main guys I watch on Saturdays. He's a good leader and a great quarterback." Baldwin will make another trip to Clemson this weekend, his final trip of the season. The next few months will bring Baldwin to Junior Days, combines and camps. For Baldwin, he hopes an offer is also coming in the near future. "Hopefully some schools will like the tape I do have," Baldwin said. "I plan on going to combines and camps. I hope to get stronger and hopefully that will lead to offers…I'll definitely try to do as many Junior Days as I can, but I haven't planned much in the spring." Which school might be the first to offer? Baldwin mentions LSU, Alabama, NC State, Clemson and Georgia as the schools giving him the most attention. "I like their offenses definitely," Baldwin said. "I'm not going to go to a school that runs a triple option or something. I like how they air the ball out with a pro-style offense, which is what we run at my high school. I like their campuses and their facilities too."
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