Boyett Chooses Oregon

Oregon gets their second commitment this week when John Boyett, a safety from Napa (Calif.) commits to the Ducks over offers from Stanford and Utah...

After a strong performance at the Stanford Nike Camp, Napa (Calif.) athlete John Boyett (5-11, 197) received a pair of Pac-10 offers, from Stanford and Oregon and on Thursday, Utah offered him.

But the Utes came in too late because Boyett had already given a commitment to Oregon.

"I called Coach (Nick) Aliotti first and then Coach Neal and then I talked to Coach Bellotti," said Boyett. "I love the coaches a lot so I made a commitment to Oregon."

Boyett had been to Eugene for the Ducks' Junior Day and Spring Game, and it left a big impression on him.

"Their facilities were top-of-the-line and their football team is one of the best around," said Boyett. "They're going to bowl games every year. I loved Coach Aliotti and loved Coach Neal."

Boyett said the Oregon staff want to bring him in as a safety, which he'll play this fall.

"I played safety and played a combination of receiver and running back," said Boyett. "This fall I'll play a little bit of everything but mainly quarterback and safety."

Boyett was scheduled to camp at Cal last weekend, but decided that with his commitment to Oregon, he would not camp and he doesn't have any plans for summer camps.

Instead, he'll focus on playing early for the Ducks.

"The coaches said they're expecting me to come in and compete, be one of the top 60 and stand out in practice," said Boyett.

Boyett said that early graduation is a possibility, with an early enrollment at Oregon, but that he's uncertain at this time, as he also plays varsity baseball for Napa.

Last fall, Boyett was a First Team all-state underclass selection after finishing with 921 yards receiving and 928 yards rushing. Defensively, he dded 104 tackles and six sacks.

Academically, he has a 3.71 GPA.

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