Fla. ATH Considering UNC Visit

Spencer Boyd, a 5-foot-10, 159-pound athlete from Cape Coral (Fla.), plans to visit North Carolina sometime this summer.

"I told North Carolina I'm going to try to make it over there," Boyd said. "One of my teammates, [Dan Koenig], told me it was nice. He said he had a real good visit."

Earlier in the spring, UNC offered Boyd, as well as his teammates Koenig and Jaylen Watkins.

"[The offer] came in the mail," Boyd said. "Then I called [UNC assistant coach Troy Douglas and] I talked to him a little bit.

"Mainly, [we were] just talking about the school [and] talking about North Carolina. He's from South Florida, so we talked about the State of Florida little bit."

Boyd said Douglas came by the school a few weeks later during the Evaluation Period.

Since their initial conversation, Boyd says he and Douglas have spoken two or three times. Boyd believes they would have had more conversations, if not for technical problems with his phone, which were fixed over the weekend.

Nearly 20 schools have extended Boyd a scholarship offer, including Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and South Florida.

Many schools have labeled Boyd an athlete. However, he's primarily being recruited as a cornerback.

Boyd began his prep career at wide receiver, starting as a freshman. The following spring he was moved to running back and responded by rushing for over 1,000 yards during his sophomore season.

An injury kept Boyd out of the first four games of his junior season. When he returned to the field, he was eased into the running back rotation. However, he was eventually converted to cornerback, where he started the last five games of the season. He ended his junior season with 30 tackles and an interception on defense, and 620 yards and six touchdowns on 102 rushes on offense.

By the end of the summer, Boyd plans to make a verbal commitment.

"I'm looking for somewhere I feel comfortable – I feel at home," Boyd said. "Somewhere where I feel I can live there and not miss home. And just be surrounded by the right people."

Boyd doesn't have a leader, but Georgia, Michigan, and Notre Dame make up his favorites list.

"I've been to Michigan and Notre Dame, and I had great visits with both of them," Boyd said. "Georgia is the most recent school to come in. But I've liked Georgia before they even offered me."

In addition to Michigan and Notre Dame, Boyd has visited Ohio State, South Florida, and West Virginia.

In two weeks, Boyd said he will visit Georgia.

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