While the news was disappointing on Wednesday night with Shawnee, Okla., center prospect Creed Humphrey committing to Texas A&M, the news for Oklahoma State was good earlier this week when St. Louis (Trinity Catholic), Mo., offensive lineman Larry Boyd narrowed his list to eight with an announcement on Twitter and it appears (if you are a staunch believer in Freud) that Oklahoma State is one of the very top, if not the top, choice.
Boyd listed the schools as Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas State, Minnesota, Arkansas, Iowa State, Illinois, and Wisconsin. That's three from the Big 12, two from the SEC, and three from the Big Ten.
In talking to him, he had good things to say about all eight schools with Missouri being easy to get to and like family to him. He mentioned former OSU offensive line graduate assistant and now Missouri line coach Glenn Elarbee and new Mizzou head coach Barry Odom. Minnesota got credit for being a school that builds up linemen. Arkansas got credit for SEC. Iowa State has offered his teammate at Trinity in Isaiah Williams. He is very infatuated with new Illinois head coach Lovie Smith. Wisconsin was the first school that offered Boyd.
He also likes Oklahoma State.
"I loved my visit to Oklahoma State. The campus is really nice and their academics are good and the support is really good too," Boyd explained. "I really like the offensive line coach, coach (Greg) Adkins. He seems to know me and we have a great relationship and can talk to each other. I can tell he cares.
"Oklahoma State is a really good school. They win a lot of games and I'm a fan of the Cowboys."
Boyd is 6-5, 330 pounds and Scout has him rated as a three-star prospect. One issue is that he told Black and Gold Illustrated (Missouri) on the Scout Network that he may take his time and not make a commitment until signing day or close to it. That could create some problems as not all schools, unless notified they are the winner for Boyd in advance, will hold a scholarship until signing day.