Jeff Boyd Sets Visits

Jeff Boyd, a three-star lineman from Indianapolis, Indiana, is having a big season. Boyd verballed to Kentucky over the summer, but is lining up visits to other schools this fall. Is Louisville in line for a visit from the 6'3, 280-pounder defensive tackle?

Jeff Boyd, a 6' 3", 280 pounder from Indianapolis, has 40 tackles, 20 assists, 10 sacks, 20 QB hurries, 2 forced fumbles, and 4 recovered fumbles for the season.

"I feel I have had an alright season. Before anybody knew who I was, I was getting all of those one on ones. But now, I am getting doubled and tripled teamed all of the time. And what makes it so hard is that they run away from me all of the time. But when they do come my way, I kill them," said Boyd.

Boyd has seen some improvements in his game this season.

"I feel like this year I put more power into my game. My speed and agility are allowing me to become more of a sideline to sideline player. My lateral quickness is where I have improved the most. I have also put more heart into it."

Jeff has three schools he knows he will take official visits with after his season is over.

"I am taking one to Ole Miss (December 8-10) with my teammate, Adrien Robinson. I am going to Michigan sometime in January, and West Virginia told me to come when ever I want to. They know I am focusing on winning a state title, but I will visit them for sure. We really want to go undefeated and win this thing. I am trying to get the team to understand the task we have. I will wait until after the season is over to get all of the dates straight. I have to schedule around the ACT too. I just have not spent a whole lot of time thinking about it."

Boyd has numerous colleges to selected from.

"I have offers from Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Colorado, Michigan State, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Arkansas. There are some more that I have left off; I just can not think of them."

Which colleges are staying in weekly phone contact with Boyd?

"All of them (who have offered me), really. Michigan has also been calling me, but they have not offered me yet. But I get a call every week from everybody."

Who is coming after Jeff the hardest?

"Indiana, of course. And West Virginia. I mean, they all come after me the same way. They all call me once a week and write a whole bunch. Me and Coach Johns from West Virginia have a good relationship. And me and the Illinois coach are cool. And Indiana, you know that is my home town, so you know they are going to come after me real hard."

With three official visits already known; who will receive the last two?

"Louisville and Kentucky," he said.

What will be the main factors for Jeff when it comes decision time.

"Well, I am looking for a place where I will not feel any pressure. I just want to play my game, and do what I am good at doing, making plays. I also want to play in the SEC or Big 10. They have all of the talent. The Big 10, they hit hard, and the SEC has all of the speed."

Boyd stated that he carries a 2.4 GPA and needs 7 more units on the ACT test to become a full qualifier.


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