Boyd Joins Growing Irish Class

Notre Dame received their 13th verbal commitment, as Spencer Boyd from Cape Coral High School (Fla.) informed the Irish coaching staff today that he wanted to play his college football in South Bend.

Notre Dame grabbed its second cornerback from Florida when Spencer Boyd (5-foot-10, 175-pounds) gave his verbal commitment to the Irish. Boyd picked the Irish over Michigan and Georgia.

"Coach Brown is one of the main reasons that I chose Notre Dame," Boyd said of his decision. "He's a real good guy. He doesn't just care about football, but he cares about life after football. The coaches and everyone else that I met when I was up there made me feel really welcome.

"Another thing is the degree you get from Notre Dame. If you graduate from Notre Dame it carries so much weight. If I don't make to the NFL, I'll have a really good degree to fall back on. I think about my future and long-term goals.

"After I got a chance to meet all the coaches and all the players, I felt like they were all good people and all good people to be around."

The Irish primarily recruited Boyd to play cornerback, but he'll also get looks in the return game. Like fellow Floridian Lo Wood, Spencer wants to get to campus early.

"I'm going to graduate early in the spring," Boyd explained. "I'll be able to get in and learn the system, get comfortable with the school and get an early start. I just can't wait to get there. I love playing football and I just can't wait to get up there and do my thing. I definitely want to get stronger, bigger and faster. I just can't wait to be there and start wearing the blue and gold.

"My family is definitely happy to see me spread my wings. Going to Notre Dame and getting a good education, they know I'm going to be in good hands and that I'll be taken care of. They aren't concerned at all. My family isn't concerned about the distance. Top Stories