Just when you think Miami is done sneaking in new players for the 2018 season, the U once again manages to surprise many by picking up one right before fall camp. This time, it’s offensive lineman Venzell Boulware. Recently, the University of Tennessee alumn signed his letter of intent to play at Miami, with two more years of eligibility still available for him to compete.
According to Fansided, Boulware is coming to Miami with the hopes of earning a starting position at left guard this season, a spot that’s currently held by Hayden Mahony and Jahair Jones. Unfortunately, with a plethora of starting lineman graduating after in 2019, Boulware might see some action a bit sooner to handle the pressure next year.
Long before his days playing for Tennessee, Venzell Boulware was definitely significant on the offensive line as an offensive tackle. Coming out of Union City, Georgia, Boulware was in the top 50 recruits in Georgia as a high school player. Not only was he recruited by SEC schools like Tennessee, but was still recruited by Ohio State even after his decision to become a volunteer. With that being said, we do understand why he was. Boulware’s 2015 signee tape for UT is the only one that could truly show us highlights of what he could do on the field. He could pancake defensive lineman, stop linebackers from blitzing through gaps, and even smack a couple of people if an offensive player is still on his feet and moving down the field. Oddly enough, it seemed like Tennessee wasn’t using him properly because he only played for two years before graduating. With that being said, there’s a very good chance that Venzell is not only going to be a threat in the trenches for Miami but will also be that a lot sooner than we think.