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Larry Boyd Has Missouri At Top Of List

St. Louis area junior offensive lineman Larry Boyd has visited Missouri twice in recent weeks and is planning another trip soon.

Saturday’s Junior Day event at the University of Missouri was the second trip to Columbia for Larry Boyd in a matter of weeks. 

The junior offensive lineman from Trinity Catholic High School in suburban St. Louis will likely be back soon and then be ready to make a commitment. 

“Once my mom is able to come up and look at it and we’re going to talk about it there on the campus and then I’m going to make my decision,” Boyd said. “That’s the only thing I need to do is just get my mom up there to see it.”

A 6-foot-5, 300-pounder, Boyd has several scholarship offers — Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa State and Minnesota among them — but has the Tigers at the top of his list. 

“I grew up loving Mizzou,” Boyd said. “It’s like a family and I feel like I’m already part of the family every time I go up there. So why not just be somewhere you’re comfortable and you feel like you’re part of a family?”

Boyd said his visit for Junior Day gave him an opportunity to see more than he had in his previous trips to Columbia. 

“I got a chance to really see the locker room and see everything,” he said. “I really enjoyed it. It was like one of the best experiences that I can have at Mizzou.”

Boyd also got to spend some time with the Tigers’ new offensive line coach, Glen Elarbee, and discuss his potential role. 

“I was able to sit down one-on-one with Coach Elarbee yesterday and he said that he wants me to play tackle,” Boyd said. “I could move down to guard, but that’s where he wants me to play.”

Where Boyd plays doesn’t really mean too much to him. 

“Honestly, I don’t care where I play as long as I get to suit up and play my heart out for my team,” Boyd said.

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