Boyd Impressive In Win

Kris Boyd of Gilmer, TX is already considered one of the top prospects in the nation for the 2015 class. He's looking to move up the rankings after an impressive start to the 2013 season.

There wasn't a better show in east Texas last Friday when the Gilmer Buckeyes took on the Gladewater Bears. Well, what was expected to be a show turned into a 52-14 rout as the Buckeyes defeated the Bears.

Although the game wasn't close, it still gave those in attendance to see two of the top prospects not only in Texas, but the entire nation for the 2015 class; Gilmer's Kris Boyd and Gladewater's Daylon Mack.

Mack, a 6-1, 305-pound defensive tackle is regarded as the nation's No. 3 overall prospect for the 2015 class. Meanwhile, Boyd ranks as the No. 47 prospect in the country and the No. 6 cornerback.

Boyd said it was a great win for Gilmer and gave him bragging rights for the next year. He and Mack are friends and Boyd admits there were a few friendly words on Twitter between the two on who would come out with the ‘W'.

"It was a big win," Boyd said.

Although a Class 3A team, Gilmer boasts one of the most athletic teams in Texas. In 2012 the Buckeyes made it all the way to the state championship game and according to Boyd, they're looking for a repeat trip to Arlington.

"We've got a big group this year and we're planning on heading back to Jerry's World (AT&T Stadium) but we've got to take care of district first and then the playoffs," Boyd said. "We've got a lot of depth on our team with a lot of skill players."

Boyd already has a who's who list of colleges vying for his services.

"Texas Tech, TCU, Texas, OU, Ole Miss, USC and Oregon," Boyd said of his offers. "A&M and Alabama are showing me interest."

TCU was one of the first programs to offer Boyd, offering the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder as an athlete. Boyd was in attendance to watch the Frogs take on LSU in the opening game of the season. Although the Frogs came out on the losing end, he enjoyed his time at AT&T Stadium.

"It was really good, it was fun," Boyd said of TCU-LSU game.

Boyd says he remains in steady contact with TCU receivers coach Curtis Luper. What does the coach have to say to the rising prospect?

"He's just motivating me and telling me that I have a bright future and that I would look good at their school," he said.

Is TCU still a school he's heavily considering?

"Yes, especially considering my little brother (2016 prospect Demarco Boyd) likes them," Boyd said of TCU.


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