Interest picking up for Boyce

Brandon Boyce is a junior on one of the nation's top high school teams in Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School. The defensive lineman has been a playmaker for the Suns for a while, but this season he's stepping up his leadership role. Several schools are already in on the talented lineman, get the latest here.

Brandon Boyce has offers from Rutgers, Western Kentucky, and Eastern Michigan. Lately, interest from several others has been picking up, including Wake Forest, Tennessee, Minnesota, South Florida, and UCF. "They say they like my aggressiveness on the field and how I am as a player," Boyce said.

"I'm just waiting and practicing, I'm not really worried about colleges too much right now."

The 6-foot, 245-pound lineman said Wake Forest and Rutgers seem the most interested right now.

"Wake Forest asked me to come up to a home game and watch them play, so I'll think about that. Rutgers, I'm thinking about going to see a game," he said.

Former University School linebacker Nick Internicola signed with Rutgers this year, and current 2014 linebacker Brandon Russell is committed there. Boyce said those two are a part of the reason he's come to like Rutgers.

"I love (defensive coordinator) coach (Dave) Cohen. Nick Internicola went there. I have a lot of family that hasn't seen me play a game in New York and New Jersey, they could come and see me play. I really like the atmosphere up there, and I heard the academics are really good, so I want to look into that," he said.

"I've been talking to Brandon Russell about it too, he said that he loves the program, he fell in love."

Boyce would like to visit both Wake Forest and Rutgers this season, but his focus is on his high school team.

"I'm not really worrying about college right now, I'm still a junior, I'm still young," he said.

The Suns took the state title last year, but are in a much, much tougher class this season. They look strong, but the road ahead is tough. Still, Boyce is stepping up on defense this year and helping his teammates do the same.

"I want our defense to be better than last year's defense, that's what I really want," he said.

"I've been more of a vocal leader, talking to the young guys and helping them out when they mess up, things like that."

Stay tuned to FOX Sports and for the latest on Brandon Boyce and his recruitment.

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