My Take - Jheranie Boyd

When Friday Night Lights was over Jheranie Boyd left Gainesville and proclaimed that the Gators were his leader. While that still may be the case, he is playing it close to the vest as National Signing Day draws closer.

Boyd a 6-3 and 185-pound glider with 4.45 speed from Gastonia (NC) Ashbrook High School is keeping his options open. Last weekend he made his third trip to visit North Carolina State and the weekend before that he flew out to visit Oklahoma. While I don't believe that the Sooners are a real player for his services the Wolfpack on the other hand could end up being a major player before it's all said and done.

At wide receiver the Gators could go a number of different directions with players like Andre Debose, Marlon Brown or a player like Bryce McNeal who will be making his first trip to Gainesville in November.

"I have never been to The Swamp before but am planning on coming in for an official visit with my mom on November 15 to watch the Gators play South Carolina," McNeal said.

When it looked as if Curtis Porter would end up a Gator so to would Jheranie Boyd find himself in the Orange and Blue, but a funny thing happened as Porter decided to give a verbal commitment to the Miami Hurricanes and head coach Randy Shannon. When that happened most automatically assumed that Boyd would follow. Boyd doesn't mention Miami when talking about his favorites and it is clear that the Gators are still one of the teams to beat.

One thing you need to keep in mind especially when talking about the wide receiver board is that everything happens for a reason. The Gators find themselves in a very good position at this stage of the game with regards to recruiting as they are drawing attention from some of the top pass catchers around.


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