Boyd Checks On Pitt

Tyler Boyd started training camp with his Clairton team on Monday, but made one last unofficial visit to Pitt over the weekend. The four-star prospect talks about his relationship with the Pitt coaching staff.

Tyler Boyd was at Pitt's first training camp scrimmage on Saturday, along with teammate Titus Howard—who is already verbally committed to Pitt's 2013 recruiting class.

It was just a brief stop—moreso for Boyd and Howard to just watch the scrimmage, and how the team looks. Boyd, however, talked about how his relationship with receivers coach Bobby Engram has been instrumental in his recruiting process overall.

"(The coaches) are real cool, especially Coach Engram," Boyd said. "Our relationship has gotten stronger. He came to speak at our banquet, and he was real good. Coach Engram may be one of the coolest recruiters. He keeps it real. He's better than (former receivers coach Mike) Norvell; not better, but maybe cooler."

Regardless of whether or not Pitt is his choice, Boyd is factoring in how all his schools utilize the receivers. Saturday's scrimmage was good in the sense that he got his first look at how Pitt will use the receivers, and he wasn't disappointed.

"Definitely, the plays they kept running—running a one-on-one fade where you can straight jump up, I love to get the one-on-ones," Boyd said. "Hopefully, they can isolate me one-on-one."

"The Pitt trip was good. There were a couple players getting a feel for the game on offense. I'm just trying to get up there, keep in touch with Coach Engram. It was good, and I enjoyed myself."

Another thing that didn't hurt was seeing former Clairton standouts Manny Williams and Kevin Weatherspoon getting significant reps on Saturday.

"I loved finally seeing them getting reps; seeing what they can do," Boyd said.

For now, recruiting will go on the backburner, as Boyd officially starts his senior season. This Saturday, his Clairton team will scrimmage Keystone Oaks—a school one classification higher in Double-A. One of the marquee matchups his team will have this season will be Week 4; a trip to Monessen, led by quarterback Chavas Rawlins—a West Virginia commit. Boyd said he hopes to get back to Pitt for some more practices this season.


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