Blake Boyd: The Next Cardinal Commitment?

Blake Boyd of Madisonville High School received a scholarship offer from U of L during the spring. Is the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect close to making a decision?

Madisonville High School's Blake Boyd helped guide his team to a 1-0 start on the 2004 high school football season with a 30-7 victory over Russellville last Friday night.

"We played pretty good," said Boyd, who threw and rushed for touchdowns in the season opener. "We have some good players this year, so I think we can play with anybody this season."

Boyd, who starts at both quarterback and defensive end for Madisonville is often the difference maker in many of his school's contests, which is just one reason why school's have started to show increased interest.

"I've been invited to games at Louisville, Marshall, South Carolina, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky," said Boyd. "Those are the schools that have offered me scholarships too."

Boyd will be on hand for the Cardinals opener against Kentucky on September 5th as one of many unofficial visitors. He also anticipates attending the Marshall home contest against Troy State on September 4th, as well as a trip to South Carolina for their home opener against Georgia.

Despite the multiple offers, Boyd claims a clear front-runner for his pending commitment.

"Louisville is definately in the lead," said Boyd, who grew up a fan of the Cardinals. "I want to get out and visit the other schools one more time to see what is out there and have something to compare with."

With his scheduled unofficial visits all set for early September, could a decision to close behind?

"I might make a decision within a month", said Boyd.

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