Up Close: Jaylen Boyd

Jaylen Boyd has been a productive player in his prior three years at Caldwell County (KY.). After his first game of the year, that trend appears to be on that will continued.

Jaylen Boyd has been a productive player in his prior three years at Caldwell County (KY.). After his first game of the year, that trend appears to be on that will continued.

The combination of senior running back Jaylen Boyd and senior quarterback Elijah Sindelar has been a force since 2011. Boyd’s ability to make big runs has been almost unbelievable. He has a knack for seeing the open spaces on the field and running towards that daylight.

Boyd maintains his balance well and is able to make people miss, on his cuts without slowing down. That ability allowed him to break several long runs in his senior season opener. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back isn’t the strongest player on the field, but he bounces off tackles and he runs through other tackles with spins and great footwork.

When Boyd turns the corner, the defense is unlikely to catch him. Boyd had runs of 78 yards, 58 yards, 30 yards, and 68 yards for touchdowns last night in what people consider as a pass-happy offense.

He finished the night with 17 carries for 304 yards and five touchdowns in his team’s big victory.

Boyd could play his way into an FBS offer if he continues to play with the determination he showed in game one. In the meantime, FCS schools should be all over him.

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