Playing at H.D. Woodson High School this season Kiyon Boyd had some huge games. The class of 2018 prospect really burst onto the scene adding offers and gaining more and more college interest. Boyd showed off his skills at NBPA Camp, and is relishing in the increased attention.
“It is good to have more attention,” said Boyd. “It keeps me out of trouble and focused and in the gym, so it has been a good look to have all of this happen.”
June 15 was the first day that college coaches could directly contact Boyd, and since then his phone has been extremely busy.
“I have heard from Xavier, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Penn State, Providence, Wake Forest, Louisville, and schools like that,” said Boyd.
Maryland was one of the first schools to reach out to Boyd, and they are selling the idea of being a part of a team made up of the best players in the region.
“They just want to recruit all DMV kids,” said Boyd of the Terrapins. “That sends a message to me that they want to recruit kids from home. That is better for me because if I went there I would know everybody or I would get to know them because they are where I’m from.”
Another school that has been on Boyd for a while is Xavier, and assistant coach Mike Pegues continues to make inroads with Boyd.
“Coach Pegues contacted me,” noted Boyd. “He’s been saying that he wants to get me out for a visit and that he wants me to play like a kid from D.C. and play how I am capable of, and that they’d let me do that.”
Two other schools in the area have been keeping close tabs on Boyd as well.
About Georgetown, Boyd said, “Coach (Kevin) Broadus is from around the corner from where I’m at so that is good, and I know if I went there he would take care of me.”
When it comes to Virginia Tech, he added, “It is close to home which is good, and a couple of kids from Team Loaded who I run with on the circuit have offers from there, so that could be good.”
For now look for Boyd to take his time with his college decision, and to continue to learn more about all of the schools recruiting him.