Jared Boyd (5'10, 175 lb) attended the Scout.com Showcase in Duluth, Georgia on Sunday, but he did not participate because of a tweaked hamstring. He did however, participate in Georgia Tech's Junior Day on Saturday and really had a good time.
"I love Tech. It was a very nice day. I got to meet all of the coaches. It was a lot of fun. It really made me like them more to be there and see how things would be if I were to become a Yellow Jacket."
Jared was able to talk with Coach BJ (Brian Jean-Mary), Coach Charles Kelly, and Coach Al Groh. Talking with Coach Groh was pretty special for him.
"My dad played for Coach Groh at Wake, so it was really nice to finally meet him because I've heard all of these stories about him. It just seemed from all the chemistry between my dad, Coach BJ, and from Coach Kelly, it just seems like a great school."
Tech coaches have told Jared he is close to getting an offer. "I wouldn't mind being a Yellow Jacket one day," he says, "It would be nice. They said they've seen my film but that it's a little too long so I need to cut it down a little bit and get my main big plays, then I'll just wait and see what happens."
Boyd gets mail from a lot of schools but he said the only other schools mainly recruiting him besides Georgia Tech are Miami and Wake Forest. He says he will come back to Georgia Tech for another Junior Day. He would like to get to Alabama, Wake Forest, Miami, and Tennessee as well.
He doesn't have too many factors he's looking for, but one thing certainly stands out for Boyd when he's looking to choose a school.
"The number one thing that stands out the most is playing time. I want to be able to get on the field and show what I can do. I feel like at Georgia Tech, that might happen. Playing time definitely, the coaches are important, the defensive scheme helping me transition to the next level, that's all important."
For right now, it seems Boyd has a top three. "Georgia Tech, Wake, and Miami," he said, "with maybe Georgia Tech a little higher than the others." He really loves that Tech is close to home.
"You know I love that. Every other place I go to, every other camp I visit, it always makes me want to come home. I love Atlanta. It's the place to be I feel like. Staying home is a plus."
Boyd, a cornerback, also plays a little wide receiver for his high school and he returns kicks and punts, too. Last season he had 60 tackles, three interceptions with one returned for a TD, and he also returned three punts back to the house.