Prospect Review: Daronte Bouldin

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Daronte Bouldin

Offensive Lineman

Canton High School (Canton, Miss.)

6’6 310 Lbs.

 

Rivals: 3 star

Scout: 3 star

ESPN: 3 star

247: 3 star

 

Bouldin also had offers from Arkansas State. Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, and Tulane

Committed to Ole Miss on July 19, 2012

 

Possible playing time in 2013: There is a logjam at tackle as both Emmanuel McCray and Pierce Burton return. Pile on the fact that Hugh Freeze signed two of the top three tackles for the 2013 class. That most likely leaves Bouldin as a guard while he is in college, which is where he played in high school.

Ole Miss loses starting guard AJ Hawkins to graduation, but return rising junior Aaron Morris. Senior Patrick Junen has the upper-hand at taking over the void left by Hawkins. Also in the mix are Justin Bell, Corey Gaines, Ethan Hutson and if freshman Laremy Tunsil earns a starting tackle nod, you could see McCray moved to guard. That being said, there is an uphill battle for early playing time. The good news is, Bouldin is mature and both he and his mom think that he could benefit from a redshirt year. Smart kid.

 

Wrap-up: He has a huge body for a guard, but has all of the necessary tools. His junior season he had trouble sticking to his blocks, but that appears to be no problem anymore. His maturity, coachability and size make him a real possibility at becoming a two or three-year starter. Freeze and offensive line coach Matt Luke made it a big priority to lock down his commitment and that speaks volumes about his potential.

Topics: Daronte Bouldin, National Signing Day, Ole Miss Recruiting

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