Four-Star WR To Check Out Auburn

One of the country's best receivers talks recruiting and the Auburn Tigers.

Gastonia, N.C.--One of the country's top wide receiver prospects will visit the Auburn Tigers this weekend as they face the Tennessee Volunteers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. While he's still not sure if it will be officially or unofficially, the four-star Ashbrook standout Jheranie Boyd says he's excited to see what Auburn is all about.

"I'm supposed to be going there with my coach but if not I don't know if I'll take an official visit or not," Boyd tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'll have to get that scheduled on Wednesday. We'll see."

On Auburn's radar since early in the spring, the 6-3, 190 Boyd is very familiar with Auburn's style of play because his team employs Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin's spread attack. That has him very interested in the Tigers but it's just one of the positives according to Boyd.

"They run the exact offense we run," Boyd says. "They play in the SEC, the best talent around. Every Saturday they go against the best. They have good academics. I like coach Franklin and coach (Don) Dunn a lot. That's one of the reasons."

Looking for difference makers at the wide receiver position, Auburn is desperately searching for a home run threat that has the ability to take it to the house at any time. With 4.45 speed in the 40-yard dash, Boyd could be just the guy and he says because of that and early playing time the Tigers are definitely in the picture.

"At Auburn I could start as a true freshman," Boyd says. "I already know the offense. I know what they are talking about. It seems like a guarantee I would play as a true freshman. That's pretty exciting."

A dominating receiver and return man for Ashbrook, Boyd has been nearly unstoppable this season. In five games he has 28 receptions for 550 yards and seven touchdowns. He's also added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He says while his season is going well his team is just beginning to put things together.

"We've been making a couple of mistakes but we're getting on a roll now," Boyd says. "We just lost against Olympic and we're 2-3 right now. We kind of messed up on some play calling last Friday. We're about to get going with the first conference game this week."

In addition to Auburn, Boyd is looking at several top programs and has narrowed his list down to a manageable number heading into the fall. He says he plans to make a decision at the All-American game or even before. Right now he's trying to decide which school is the best for him by checking out as many as possible.

"I'm supposed to be taking visits to Oregon, Illinois, Florida and Missouri," Boyd says. "Clemson and North Carolina are there as well. I also want to go down for the South Carolina-LSU game."

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