The summer has been hard so far for Carmen Boyd-Anderson of Jacksonville (Texas), but and his team are trying to improve. The 6-foot-1 and 200 pound running back broke down his daily routine.
"we've been working pretty hard, "Boyd-Anderson said. "We workout from 12-2 offensively. I go to speed camp right after that. I'm tired every day."
With all of the heat related injuries, it's a wonder to anyone but Boyd-Anderson why anyone would test the summer heat in Texas. The bottom line, it doesn't cool off in Texas until October or November in some cases, so you better get used to it.
"I don't know why we work out when we do other than to get us used to the heat. It's hot in the summer and it will still be hot when the season starts."
The evaluation period went as well as it could for Boyd-Anderson. It is everyone's first real glimpse at how recruiting is going to be. "I feel like it went real well from my point of view. I really didn't have any idea how it would go. It was definitely all new to me."
A lot of schools came by Jacksonville to get a look at Boyd-Anderson. He has accumulated a fair amount of offers coming exclusively from Big 12 and Big 12 teams. "I am up to six offers. I have offers from Nebraska, Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri."
There have been a lot of coaches in contact with Boyd-Anderson, but one coach has made a very good impression. "Oh yeah, I like Coach Randy Jordan. I am still leaning towards Nebraska a lot. From the outside looking in at Nebraska everything looks good. It seems like it would be a perfect fit for me."
That perfect fit is just by going off what Boyd-Anderson has heard about Nebraska. He would like to verify the things that he has heard and thinks about Nebraska. "I still want to try and make a trip up there some time during the season or maybe in the summer some time. I would like to take an official visit up there."
Boyd-Anderson had over 700 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns last season as a junior. He led Jacksonville to an 8-3 record before having to forfeit all of their games for an ineligible player.