Safety Toure Boyd of Rancho Cucamonga HS (Calif.) is now one of the best available seniors left on the market as he was cleared academically today.
"I was cleared up by the NCAA and will be graduating on time so I'm good to go now," Boyd said.
The 6-foot-0 and 193-pound ball hawk is ready to bring everything he can, once he steps on a college campus.
"I bring dedication and desire," Boyd said. "Also on the field, an explosiveness and leadership. Hunger to play no matter what the situation is. I'm just hungry to play."
Last season, Boyd had 53 tackles with many highlight reel plays. He has been continuing to work through his cloudy academic situation but with sky clearing up, the work isn't close to being finished.
"I'm just trying to work on my speed," Boyd said. "A lot of schools are now using the spread offense so I want to be able to cover left to right, sideline to sideline."
Boyd received his first scholarship offer today by hated rival UNLV. He also has recently been on an unofficial visit to Boise State where he was offered to gray shirt next season for the Broncos. As well as Arizona State has been in contact for about a week.
"I'm just trying to weigh out my decisions right now, waiting for more to come," Boyd said.
Boyd went on an unofficial visit to San Diego State about 2 months ago and the Aztecs defensive back coach Tony White has been recruiting the stud safety ever since.
"I haven't talked to them since I received my new transcripts," Boyd said. "I'm going to talk to them in the next couple days."
As for Boyd's thoughts on the Aztecs?
"I would just bring an explosiveness to the class when they [SDSU] go inside the Big East," Boyd said. "I would be psyched up to play in that conference, extremely motivated."
Boyd does offer a lot to SDSU but digging a little deeper, he could offer even larger dividends down the road. The safety plays for Rancho Cucamonga HS, a football team with a handful of San Diego State targets in the 2013 class: Tahaan Goodman, Alani Latu, Viliami Latu and many others. Bringing Boyd aboard would only help in recruiting the San Bernardino County players.
The unsigned senior knows he still has a lot to prove in the classroom but feels that he has gone through a lot over the past year and those days are behind him.
"I know when I go to college that my life is at stake, have to keep my grades up," Boyd said. "It's my life and I'm going to take that real seriously."
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