David Boyce's recruiting profile

David Boyce (DE, Covington, LA) - One of Louisiana's top athletes is looking for a home. Could that place be Oxford (MS) where big brother, Ben Boyce, plays?

Player Profile

Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 230
40 time: 4.8
Bench: 325
Squat: 485
Grades: 3.48 GPA / 24 ACT

From: Covington, LA
High School: St. Pauls School Sr Boys (5A)

The following information was revealed during our interview with David Boyce:

What are your strengths on the field? "One of my strong points is my ability to change directions, like a vertical movement. I have kept my containment much better this year. I have also gained a lot of speed this year. I run a lot better."

What most do you need to work on? "I need to gain as much weight as I possibly can. I have done well this summer. I gained 19 pounds in three months. I also need to get stronger, although I have done well in that department too. I added 40 pounds to my bench press this summer. I am real strong now, but I need to continue to get bigger and stronger. The added speed helps me with my pass rush, and it allows me to keep containment longer."

How long have you been starting for St. Pauls? "This will be my fourth year."

What were your stats as a junior? "I had 50 something tackles, 35 solo, 6 for losses, and 13 sacks."

Any awards? "I was named 1st Team All-District."

What are your goals for your senior campaign? "I would love to sign a D1 scholarship. I have a couple of offers, but I am looking for some more. I still do not know where I want to go."

Who has offered? "USM and ULL."

Which colleges are keeping in contact the most? "A lot of them. LSU, Memphis, Ole Miss, Auburn, and Florida. I get a lot of interest but those are the only two schools who have offered."

What are the other colleges telling you? "I went to USM's camp. I had a good camp and they offered me. It was a great camp. They also have a fantastic Sports Medicine program. That is what I want to do after football. It is also close to home, and they are looking for a quick rush off the end. That is what I want to play. Some schools are looking at me for tight end. I only play tight end on goal line situations. I do not know. I just like USM's coaches."

Which colleges are looking at you for TE? "LSU is the biggest school. Ole Miss, maybe, they just do not know yet. My bother plays for Ole Miss. He is their center. The other colleges are a lot like Ole Miss. They want to look at me at both positions, but they mainly like me for defensive end. That is where all of my film is from, so."

Will your brother have an impact with your recruitment? "Yea, because I already know how it would be like if I went there. I like Ole Miss and the atmosphere around there. I have been up there a lot. This is like my brothers fourth year to go there. I have seen all of their facilities. They are all new and nice. I am real impressed with their facilities and coaches. They have an awesome staff. They are always excited and up beat. They also run real intense practices. I like that."

Who else are you keeping an eye on? "I do not know because I have not been on too many visits. I am really looking forward to getting around this fall and seeing what the other schools have to offer. Michigan was recruiting me hard early. They are a fantastic college. I do not know. I would like to play in the SEC. That is my ultimate goal."

What will be some other factors? "I want to see their town and campus. Will I fit in? I am more of a laid back guy, so I want to live in a small town, not a city. The educational part will be real important too. I want to see what they have to offer."

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