As a junior, the 6'2, 200-pound Boyd totaled 63 tackles, including 45 solo stops, and three interceptions as a junior, helping his school reach the state semi-finals. Combine his tenacity with 4.5-40 speed and Boyd is a difference maker on defense.
This summer, Boyd, who's older brother Jeff is a key member of the Indiana defensive line, has remained focused on improving, spending countless hours in the weightroom, improving both his size and strength.
"I think he's put on about 20 pounds of muscle this summer," his father, Jeff Boyd Sr., said. "He's the real deal."
Recruited as a safety, Boyd's college options are constantly growing as well. However, according to his father, many of the school's expressing interest are doing so with a wait and see approach.
"A lot of the school's want to see how he does in school this year," he said. "He's about there . He doesn't have the SAT score yet, but he's taking it again in September."
""The interest in him blew me out of the water," said Boyd. "There's a lot of schools showing a lot of interest, but since he doesn't have the score yet, most of them are waiting because they can't put [an offer] out there for him."
Ball State, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville and Purdue are among the schools expressing a desire to have Boyd become apart of their program. He made an unofficial visit to Louisville earlier this year.
"He loved it down there," his father said. "He liked everything that he saw at Louisville."
This fall, Boyd will get a closer look when makes an official visit with the Cardinals.
"He's pretty much wide open right now," he said. "He's going to take his time, see how he does on the test and then take a look at all his options."