Blue Springs (Blue Springs, Missouri) High School defensive tackle Khristian Boyd made the trip to Lawrence Saturday to take in the annual spring game at Memorial Stadium.
“It was exciting,” Boyd said. “Kansas is looking pretty good.”
The 6-foot-4, 305 pound DT has been hearing often from Kansas head coach David Beaty and linebackers coach Todd Bradford.
“They’re all nice and had good vibes,” Boyd said. “It feels like family when I talk to them.”
Boyd thinks the Jayhawk program is on the rise.
“They were young and inexperienced (last season),” he said. “I think they’re going to blossom a lot this season. They’re going to do pretty good this year.”
Boyd was a few minutes late getting to Memorial Stadium and didn’t have an opportunity to mingle with the other prospects during the spring game. He did have an opportunity to chat with the coaching staff after the event.
He visited Missouri and Iowa in March and plans to get to Kentucky and Memphis soon.
Kentucky graduate assistant Dillon Sanders has been his main contact with the Cats thus far.
“They invited me to Junior Day, and they’re going to come watch me work out on April 28,” Boyd said.
He’s playing both sides of the ball for Blue Springs.
“I’m a pretty good pass rusher at defensive tackle and I played a little bit of fullback last year, which showcased my versatility,” Boyd said. “Hopefully I can get into the end zone this year.”
He’s looking to improve his athleticism and agility as he progresses through his senior season at Blue Springs.
“I’m looking to play every play I can my senior year and be filthy,” Boyd said.
He’s looking to build strong relationships at the next level.
“I want to look for a school that has a lot of family vibes, and a team like at my high school — we play as a family,” Boyd said.