Boyd plans to camp at Louisville

Lexington (Ky.) Clay standout Aaron Boyd, a 6-foot-5, 200 pound wide receiver, is one of the premier prospects in Kentucky. Boyd's fielded 12 offers already and he's got a busy summer planned. has the latest.

Aaron Boyd has been a busy man this spring. He played on his school's basketball team, ran track, and is now dealing with the recruiting process.

"It's been great," Boyd said. "Unfortunately, I had to stop running track because I developed tendonitis in my knee. I'm doing rehab for it now but it'll be good in no time. I'm not worried about it."

Boyd, 6-foot-5 and 197 pounds, is coming off an excellent junior season that put his name on the recruiting map.

"I had 39 catches for 730 yards and five touchdowns last year," he said. "Hopefully I can put up even better numbers this year."

Boyd talked about what separates him from a lot of other wide receiver prospects.

"I'm more physical than most guys," he said. "I can crack block defensive ends or crack linebackers. I'll mix it up with anyone."

Boyd claims 12 scholarship offers already and was asked for his latest list of favorites.

"I'm really trying to keep things open right now," he said. "But the schools I'm really interested in are Miami, Louisville, Virginia, Florida, and Tennessee."

Boyd spoke about some of those schools.

"I have Miami right there because of the tradition they have," he said. "They send a lot of players into the NFL. Plus, they had the 58-game home winning streak. I've been talking to Coach McGriff, he's real cool. Louisville is close to home and I'm familiar with it. Plus, they like to throw the ball. Florida is a great program and they're actually coming to see me soon so hopefully they'll offer. I'm very interested in Tennessee as well."

All of those schools, except the Gators, have offered. He's also been offered by Kentucky, which is where his brother (Shane) went.

"I went to spring games at Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisville," he said. "They're all good schools. Distance won't matter to me. I'm going to pick the school that fits me best, gives me the best opportunity."

The talented receiver said he's not totally sure about his summer plans yet but he has a good idea.

"I'll probably camp at Louisville, Miami, Kentucky, and Tennessee," he said. "I might also take a trip to check out Michigan and Ohio State."

Boyd carries a 2.5 GPA inside the classroom and took the ACT on April 14th.

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