Boyd's A Beast

Lee Summit's (MO) West Summit defensive end Jamone Boyd (6-4, 265, 4.63) was the most impressive looking specimen at Arkansas' Elite Camp on Saturday and the Razorbacks hope to add him - and good buddy Zach Hannon (6-5, 300) of Kansas City Rockhurst - to their list of committed players in the near future.

Of all the 436 campers on hand for Arkansas' Elite Camp, one clearly stood out.

That's whether he was just standing around or whether he was locked up with an offensive lineman.

Yes, Lee's Summit (MO) West standout Jamone Boyd (6-4, 265. 4.63) – a four-star prospect according to Scout.com - is fully grown and looks the part of an SEC defensive end already.

"My experience here was great," Boyd said. "I love it here. I love the coaches, especially my position coach (Steve Caldwell). I had a great time competing here with all the guys and everything was just great. The camp, the food, just everything."

Boyd, a key Arkansas recruiting target alog with friend and fellow Saturday Razorback visitor Zach Hannon, has the Razorbacks as one of the leaders on his list.

That list also includes Missouri, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State and Purdue – all of whom have offered.

"Arkansas, they definitely are the top for me right now," Boyd said. "I am just waiting for my parents' decision to let me commit to where I want to go and hopefully that will be by the end of my first game or after my season."

That's not to say he has that school picked out just yet.

"Not really," Boyd said. "I am still debating on where I want to go."

Hannon (6-5, 300), an offensive lineman from Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst, is indeed good friends with Boyd.

The duo have now made four trips to Fayetteville since March.

Hannon said Saturday that he was planning to announce a decision "before August" between Arkansas and Nebraska.

"It was real fun coming down with Zach," Boyd said. "We have been good friends for a little while now…We have a great time, a great friendship and all that and hopefully we end up signing together wherever we go."

Caldwell has made a great impression on Boyd, whose high school defensive line coach is former Razorback Limbo Parks.

"Coach Caldwell is great," Boyd said. "I can see where my regular coach (Parks) gets his stuff from. They act just alike. I am kind of used to them acting the same way."

How is that?

"Very violent speaking," Boyd said. "They have the same personality when it comes to football and stuff like that. It fits in real good to me."

Boyd has attended several camps this summer and believes he is a better player for doing so.

"Every time I go to a different camp, I learned something," Boyd said. "Hand stuff to feet to how to go around a cone. Just different stuff every time I go to a camp."

Boyd mentioned that Forrest City senior defensive end Tevin Beanum (6-4, 235) and Hebron (Texas) sophomore offensive lineman Zach Rogers (6-3, 265) - who got an Arkansas offer Saturday – impressed him the most in individual work.

"They were on my level," Boyd said.





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