Ohio State offers Boucher days after he pulls Toledo verbal, commits to Miami

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Alter QB Austin Boucher (Photo by Nick Falzerano)

The Buckeyes’ search for a quarterback for their 2009 recruiting class continues.  After Tajh Boyd announced a commitment to Clemson Tuesday afternoon, Jim Tressel offered a scholarship to Austin Boucher from Kettering (Ohio) Alter. It’s been a busy 24 hours for Bocuher. Can anyone say Zach Domicone?


The Buckeyes’ search for a quarterback for their 2009 recruiting class continues.  After Tajh Boyd announced a commitment to Clemson Tuesday afternoon, Jim Tressel offered a scholarship to Austin Boucher from Kettering (Ohio) Alter.

“I just got done talking to coach Tressel a little bit ago,” Boucher said.  “First coach (Nick) Siciliano called and said they were offering a scholarship.  Then I called coach Tressel and he assured me I was being offered.

“I had a nice talk with coach Tressel.  It was awesome.  He’s a great guy.  I can see why players like to play for him.”

After an impressive performance in the state championship game in front of Jim Tressel, Jim Heacock and Luke Fickell, the Buckeyes became interested in Boucher.

However they had to wait to see what Boyd was going to do.  In the meantime Boucher and his twin brother Collin visited Miami of Ohio over the weekend and committed to the RedHawks.

Boucher said he is still committed to Miami, but has not ruled out visiting Ohio State.

“To be honest I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Boucher said.  “I haven’t even talked to my parents yet.  I’m not even sure they know Ohio State offered.  I need to talk to them before I decide.  I should know in a day or two.”

The 6-foot-1 and 205-pound Boucher completed 122 of 180 passes for 1621 yards through the first 14 games of his senior season.  He threw for 21 touchdowns with just three interceptions.  Boucher also had 783 yards rushing on 101 carries, averaging 7.8 yards per carry.  He scored 13 times.

In the state championship game with the Buckeye coaches in attendance, Boucher led Alter to a 21-6 victory over Steubenville by completing 9 of 12 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.  He also carried the ball 10 times for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Boucher committed to Toledo in August.  However with Toledo changing coaches, Tim Beckman replacing Tom Amstutz, Boucher then visited Miami of Ohio and committed.

 
Thanks to our friends at ScoutingOhio.com, we have nearly 20 minutes of senior highlights featuring Boucher in action. Draw your own conclusion on what kind of prospect Boucher might be.

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