One of the biggest surprises from The Opening was a player that San Jose State has already offered - A’Jae Boyd of Pittsburg (Calif.). Boyd not only impressed with his open field play, but the 5-foot-10 receiver also grabbed sideline and end zone jump balls over some of the best corners in the West.
“I like speed,” Boyd said. “I go off of speed kills. I really enjoy just running, getting out there, and showing how much energy that I have to a coach… They’re looking at me as a playmaker. Somebody to get in the open field, get the ball and just move around and make plays.”
Other than SJSU, he has another offer from Hawaii and interest from Oregon State. Coach Carter is his primary recruiter at SJSU.
“Coach Carter shows a lot of love,” Boyd said. “He’s a great coach. He’s very enthusiastic.
“San Jose State, they have a great criminal justice program which I’m really enjoying so far. I’ve been researching and actually the head coach is really nice as well. So far, the school is great.
“The tour I got was amazing. It was a great all-around love that they showed… The highlight was the football field and how they said they are going to change it, build around the football field, as if it was like a museum. You have the old stuff, you’re building the new stuff around it. It would be a great experience to play on that field and see all the new things they have out there.”
The Spartans see him as a playmaker after the catch at receiver.
Said Boyd, “They talked to me about the playmaker, they like to get the ball into their playmakers hands and let them do their work. They like to spread teams out, bring them in for the run. Everything comes into place.”
Boyd’s visit was during the spring game and junior day event.
"It was great,” Boyd said. “The team was doing good. It was fast, it was quick. I like fast and quick. On the ball, on the ball, that’s the type of offense I like."