Miami Tailback Aims to Start as a Freshman

Northwestern High School in Miami is one of the most storied programs in the nation. It is a football factory that routinely puts out a handful of players to division one colleges every year. Colorado went in and grabbed their starting tailback, <b>Kevin Moyd</b>. The honorable mention all-Dade county selection talks about how Colorado got in contact with him, what he thought about his trip, and his aspirations as a Buffalo.

Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.56 (at the LSU camp last summer)
Bench: 315
Squat: 450
Vertical:'33
From: Miami, Florida
High School: Northwestern

Kevin Moyd received the starting tailback position as a junior at Northwestern after the starter went down with an injury. He never released the controls as he went ahead and rushed for 750 yards and seven touchdowns on 90 carries that season. He followed up that strong performance by rushing for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns on 160 carries as a senior. Northwestern finished 7-3.

Moyd and Colorado didn't start talking until a few weeks ago. "My family got together to talk about different schools that I would be interested in and Colorado was one of them. We sent out some highlight films of me and Colorado called back. After talking to the coaches and figuring out what Colorado was all about, I decided to commit. Then after my trip I knew it was where I wanted to be.

"The players are like a family up there. They all like to hang out with each other and I felt like I really fit in with them."

Coaches Barnett and Simms came to the Moyd household for an in-home visit on Monday night. "We had a good time. Everything went real well with their visit. We sat around and talked and laughed. They just wanted me to know everything I need to know about Colorado."

Before committing to CU, Moyd was also receiving attention from Illinois and an SEC college just came by his school yesterday. "Illinois offered me as a defensive back and they want me to visit this weekend, but I am going to cancel it. Mississippi came by Northwestern yesterday to see if I would change my mind and asked me if I'll go on a visit there on the 28th. I am not sure if I will do that."

Florida State and Memphis are a couple of other schools that recently inquired about his services.

Colorado is not only getting a great football player in Moyd, but a great athlete overall. He also competes in the 330 meter hurdles, the 4X400, 4X800, and the long jump. His best long jump is a 22'11. His best time in the 800 is 1:56.

Moyd has made some goals for himself before he steps on the Boulder campus. "I am aiming to start as a freshman since the job is open with Bobby Purify leaving. I really want to achieve that."

The Florida running back's speed may be his greatest weapon. "I have never been caught once I am inside the secondary. I make good reads and I am strong."

He carries a 3.8 core GPA and scored a 990 on his SAT. Moyd would like to major in Business.


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