SoCal ATH Will Visit Boise State

Rancho Cucamonga HS ATH Toure Boyd (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was a late qualifier for the 2012 class & would have likely had a number of offers, but says many schools backed off when they learned he had some work to do academically. Now he's fully qualified & visiting Boise State for an official visit later this month. Could he possibly be a late addition to the Bronco 2012 class?

Rancho Cucamonga HS ATH Toure Boyd (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was a late qualifier for the 2012 class and would have likely had a number of offers, but says many schools backed off when they learned he had some work to do academically. Well, he's fully qualified now and Boise State will bring him in for an official visit later this month. Could he possibly be a late addition to the Bronco 2012 class?

"The coaches have told me they're about 90% sure that I'll get an offer on the visit," he said. "They want me to come in for a visit with my mom and see how I like it. It sounds like it's just a matter of whether it'll be a grayshirt offer or a regular offer."

"Boise State started showing interest in me about two or three weeks ago," he stated. "They sent Coach Lake down and I did a few drills for him. The football team was out there doing some drills, so I jumped in and did a few for Coach Lake."

"Coach Lake is an outstanding guy and a great mentor," said Boyd. "I enjoy talking to him. He makes sure I stay on the right path."

But would Boyd commit to Boise State if he got the offer while on his official visit?

"Me getting that offer from Boise State and knowing that they stuck with me through this process would be big," he said. "I think I might commit, but I might also wait a couple days and think it over."

"I really like the way the coaching staff connects with the players and puts academics first," said Boyd. "The coaching staff believes I can be a big benefit for their program, but they also want me to better myself and get my degree. They know that would help me as an individual."

Boyd is versatile in that he can play any position in the defensive secondary. Right now, he says Boise State is recruiting him as a Safety.

"They're recruiting me as a Safety right now," he said. "At first, they were recruiting me as a CB due to injuries, but they saw my tape and how I'm a good Safety too. So now they're recruiting me at that position."

"On the visit, I plan on looking at what the program can do for me, but also what I can do for the program," said Boyd. "That includes academics, field play, how long it would take for me to play, things like that."

Once again, there's a connection between Boyd and a former Bronco great as his cousin just happens to be Jeron Johnson.

"My cousin played at Boise State...Jeron Johnson," he said. "He has told me nothing but good things about Boise State and thinks it would be a nice fit for me," he added.

So, what does Toure Boyd (6'0, 189, 4.5) bring to the gridiron?

"Boise State likes that I can run and hit, but that I also bring another dimension to the field with my ability to adapt," he said. "I'm the type of guy that might not get PT my freshman year, but I'm going to work hard every second I'm out there. To get an opportunity like this out of nowhere will make me push myself even harder."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Toure Boyd.




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