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(12-07-2009 04:32 PM)rabidawg900 Wrote:  Can anybody remember how high EdgyTim ranked him in the state before grades became an issue? He was at least top-15

#14 in Illinois per the 2009 Pre-season Top 30.
12-07-2009 05:28 PM
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Nice pick up talent wise but really hope his attitude changes once he is on campus. He dominated the first half of the state finals vs. ESL but slowed in the second. He was coming back from mono and his conditioning wasn't there yet through no fault of his own.

On the other hand, he does have a bad attitude (think former Geneva/NIU QB recruit Sean Ratay but worse) - verbally and physically threatening classmates and Geneva faculty, drinker, smoker, poor student (but was unaware he was a special needs student until reading this thread), etc. If his head EVER gets screwed on straight he is going to be one hell of a player for your guys. Too bad I give him about a 25% chance of making it all four years. I hope he proves me wrong.
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12-07-2009 05:29 PM
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(12-07-2009 05:29 PM)illinois4theillini Wrote:  Nice pick up talent wise but really hope his attitude changes once he is on campus. He dominated the first half of the state finals vs. ESL but slowed in the second. He was coming back from mono and his conditioning wasn't there yet through no fault of his own.

On the other hand, he does have a bad attitude (think former Geneva/NIU QB recruit Sean Ratay but worse) - verbally and physically threatening classmates and Geneva faculty, drinker, smoker, poor student (but was unaware he was a special needs student until reading this thread), etc. If his head EVER gets screwed on straight he is going to be one hell of a player for your guys. Too bad I give him about a 25% chance of making it all four years. I hope he proves me wrong.

But would have been a 95 percent chance if the Illini snagged him right?
12-07-2009 05:34 PM
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RE: Frank Boenzi Verbal
this isn't high school - leave the gossip at the door.. you always start with a clean slate, give the kid a chance
12-07-2009 05:36 PM
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(12-07-2009 05:34 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(12-07-2009 05:29 PM)illinois4theillini Wrote:  Nice pick up talent wise but really hope his attitude changes once he is on campus. He dominated the first half of the state finals vs. ESL but slowed in the second. He was coming back from mono and his conditioning wasn't there yet through no fault of his own.

On the other hand, he does have a bad attitude (think former Geneva/NIU QB recruit Sean Ratay but worse) - verbally and physically threatening classmates and Geneva faculty, drinker, smoker, poor student (but was unaware he was a special needs student until reading this thread), etc. If his head EVER gets screwed on straight he is going to be one hell of a player for your guys. Too bad I give him about a 25% chance of making it all four years. I hope he proves me wrong.

But would have been a 95 percent chance if the Illini snagged him right?

??? Not sure where that smartass comment came from but there were other Geneva/UI alums I have spoken with that agreed with me Frank has a lot to work on off the football field.
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(12-07-2009 05:36 PM)DSniu41 Wrote:  this isn't high school - leave the gossip at the door.. you always start with a clean slate, give the kid a chance

Gossip? I live in Geneva and know students who are in the same classes. Not sure how this is gossip but suit yourself.

I am all for giving the kid a chance and, like I said in my initial post, I hope he proves me wrong. I always cheer for Geneva kids and want them to succeed in their endeavors.
12-07-2009 05:45 PM
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Kill doesn't take any bull*

Just ask Chase Mejia...
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(12-07-2009 05:29 PM)illinois4theillini Wrote:  Nice pick up talent wise but really hope his attitude changes once he is on campus. He dominated the first half of the state finals vs. ESL but slowed in the second. He was coming back from mono and his conditioning wasn't there yet through no fault of his own.

On the other hand, he does have a bad attitude (think former Geneva/NIU QB recruit Sean Ratay but worse) - verbally and physically threatening classmates and Geneva faculty, drinker, smoker, poor student (but was unaware he was a special needs student until reading this thread), etc. If his head EVER gets screwed on straight he is going to be one hell of a player for your guys. Too bad I give him about a 25% chance of making it all four years. I hope he proves me wrong.

I can back you up on this. I have heard the words "jerk" and "douchebag" being used when describing Frank, and they were coming from coaches within the Western Sun conference.

Now obviously, as exaggerated as these reports might have been, there has to be some truth to it if they are coming from different sources. The guy has all american talent, yet did not receive one scholarship offer other than NIU.

This is the epitome of a high-risk/high-reward signing.

IF there is a change in attitude, work ethic and academic achievement, Boenzi can be a force to be reckoned with for the next 4 years as well as potential NFL draft pick.

But to sit here and pretend that he will magically turn things around once he gets to college is wishful thinking.

Bottom line is, I am glad we are taking a chance on this kid, it is not like NIU is Northwestern or Standford when it comes to academics (even though I know we have been exemplary in that aspect), but if we want to win the MAC year in and year out, we have to get whatever talent is available to us.
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RE: Frank Boenzi Verbal
(12-07-2009 05:45 PM)illinois4theillini Wrote:  
(12-07-2009 05:36 PM)DSniu41 Wrote:  this isn't high school - leave the gossip at the door.. you always start with a clean slate, give the kid a chance

Gossip? I live in Geneva and know students who are in the same classes. Not sure how this is gossip but suit yourself.

I am all for giving the kid a chance and, like I said in my initial post, I hope he proves me wrong. I always cheer for Geneva kids and want them to succeed in their endeavors.

Thanks for the insight Illini. It is appreciated.
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(12-07-2009 05:34 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(12-07-2009 05:29 PM)illinois4theillini Wrote:  Nice pick up talent wise but really hope his attitude changes once he is on campus. He dominated the first half of the state finals vs. ESL but slowed in the second. He was coming back from mono and his conditioning wasn't there yet through no fault of his own.

On the other hand, he does have a bad attitude (think former Geneva/NIU QB recruit Sean Ratay but worse) - verbally and physically threatening classmates and Geneva faculty, drinker, smoker, poor student (but was unaware he was a special needs student until reading this thread), etc. If his head EVER gets screwed on straight he is going to be one hell of a player for your guys. Too bad I give him about a 25% chance of making it all four years. I hope he proves me wrong.

But would have been a 95 percent chance if the Illini snagged him right?


Intelligent response MD. The kid has some issues. Either he grows up and reaches his potential, or he effs up a golden opportunity. We'll see.
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