Contact isn't necessarily encouraged, but don't tell that to Boggs.
"I also have that domination attitude when I'm on the field," he said. "Some of the coaches liked that too, I was the only one really hitting people."
Having turned some heads at Illinois, Boggs has scheduled a few other trips to BCS schools before the season gets underway in August. He plans to camp at Michigan State and Indiana next month, and could also be heading up the Big House in Ann Arbor.
"Michigan State sent me a letter inviting me to one of their camps, Indiana sent me an email inviting me to one next month sometime," he said. "I might end up going to a Michigan camp, my dad knows the head coach there, so hopefully something will happen."
Boggs' father knows Wolverines coach Brady Hoke from their time at Ball State in Muncie, Ind., providing yet another window in which the recruit can garner some attention.
"That's what I'm doing," he said. "I'm trying to get schools to notice me."
The camps help weed out prospective players and offer coaches a shorter list of recruits they should track as the high school season progresses.
After a solid showing at big-time camps, where Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) schools like Southern Illinois University-Carbondale were also in attendance to gauge his skills, Boggs knows the upcoming season holds great importance.
"I'm really excited for this season," he said "This is the year that I will send out all my film. It's the most important year recruiting-wise. I have to do my best. I've been training a lot, going to every single weight lifting (session). I won't be tired."
Effingham kicks of its season on Aug. 31 against visiting Breese Mater Dei.
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