Syracuse pursuing Duke commit Boyd

Syracuse offered three-star Duke commit Brandon Boyd last week, and the defensive tackle prospect is hoping to check out the campus in person soon. He discusses the Orange and more inside.

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas defensive tackle Brandon Boyce has been committed to Duke since December. But that has not stopped other schools from continuing to recruit him.

Last week, Syracuse extended an offer in an effort to flip the three-star prospect.

"I was a little shocked because I never really got anything from Syracuse before," Boyce said. "I was surprised. They told my coach that they liked my film. The head coach liked my film. They really want me to go up there for a visit and really consider them. They aren't going to stop recruiting me until I tell them to stop.

"I'm going to keep them in my options because I've got to keep my options open."

Boyce is intrigued by Syracuse and wants to take a visit with an open mind. What could the Orange do in order to force the 6-foot-0 lineman to reconsider his verbal pledge?

"I'm not sure," Boyce said. "Maybe I just go up on a visit and see how it feels. See if I can see myself there as a student. But I'm definitely going to take a visit there and check out the campus. I've got a lot of family in New York.

"Half of my family is from Harlem and my father lives in Brooklyn. I'll probably visit sometime during the summer. I just want to get a feel for the school, if I can envision myself there. Take a look at the education and see what the education offers."

Boyce also has offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati and Rutgers among others.

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