The son of Tony Boselli could be on his way to the NFL.
Via USA Today, Andrew Boselli has committed to Florida State. A junior at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Boselli will be a member of the class of 2016.
“Coach [Rick] Trickett is just an offensive line coach — a technician — that knows how to teach,” Boselli said after visiting the school in February. “And they run a pro-style offense. It’s a place that, if you want to go to the NFL, it a place you want to go. They’ll teach you how to do it.”
Indeed they will. With 18 players drafted in 2013 and 2014 combined, coach Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles are 10 draft picks in 2015 away from tying the three-year record for any school.
Elite high school football players play in college not because they want to but because they have to. League rules, as validated by the NFLPA, prevent players from entering the draft until three years after the graduation of their high school class. So the only choice is to play in college, and at college the players necessarily are majoring in football.
Why not select a school that is more likely to get the football player ready to play in the NFL? When the only compensation is the wholesale cost of an education (and snacks!), the least a college football program can do is prepare the player for the next level.
Tony Boselli played at USC, and he was the second overall pick in the 1995 draft. A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All Pro, Boselli was elected to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 1990s.