As a junior, Boulware made 180 tackles in ten games, and garnered the attention of college coaches from around the country and added early offers starting with Stanford and Central Florida.
After accumulating 15 scholarship offers, the unabashed Clemson fan was without a scholarship from the Tigers. Still, Boulware and his father received an invitation to visit the Tigers football offices in March.
"My dad and I went up to coach Dabo Swinney's office, so it was the three of us and coach [Brent] Venables. They said they were offering me a scholarship. My parents went crazy. I went crazy. It was a dream come true, really."