'09 Premier Prospect: WR Jay Boyd

Pack Pride profiles wide receiver Jay Boyd. The Gastonia native is a major target for NC State and will likely be one of North Carolina's top prospects for the class of 2009.

WR Jay Boyd

6-3, 180 pounds, 4.45-seconds in the 40-yard dash

Ashbrook High School, Gastonia, NC


Junior Stats: As a junior, Boyd has 47 catches for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Potential Ranking: Boyd could potentially be ranked a four-star prospect later in the year while most feel he will be one of the top five players in the state of North Carolina.

The early word: Boasting good size, speed, outstanding vertical and tremendous catching ability, Boyd has created a lot of early buzz in North Carolina recruiting circles. He has picked up several early scholarship offers but that will likely increase exponentially as the camp and combine circuit hits high gear later in the year.

Scholarship offers: NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, Alabama, Mississippi State and Maryland

Top Schools: Boyd is not currently listing any top schools

Timeline for a decision: Boyd is currently stating that he plans to make a decision close to next year’s signing day.

Interesting side-note: Boyd has stated that he plans to use a recruiting advisor to help him navigate through the recruiting process.

NC State recruiting coach: NC State Tight End’s coach Jim Bridge

NC State connections: The Wolfpack joined several other teams in offering Boyd early and will certainly play up the fact that they only took one wide receiver in the class of 2008. Also in the Pack’s corner is the fact that current signee Mike Glennon has befriended Boyd and the two seemed to hit it off well. The fact that State needs wide receivers and has a big-time QB coming in should be pluses for the Wolfpack as the recruiting year unfolds.

Behind the scenes: Although he hasn’t named any particular favorites, Boyd is a player that we feel State has a solid shot at landing. It will likely be a long, drawn out process but the Pack coaches have positioned themselves well early on.

Wolfpack Visits: Boyd recently made an unofficial visit to State for the Pack’s basketball game with Duke. The trip went very well and we expect Boyd will be back on campus in the not so distant future.


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