Texas A&M welcomed an uncommon visitor this weekend as Kentucky native Aaron Boyd made the trip down to College Station for his official visit. The Aggies rarely leave the football-rich state of Texas to find blue chip athletes, but when the opportunity presented itself to recruit the Scout.com four-star wide receiver, Coach Mike Sherman and staff jumped at the chance to land the talented pass catcher.
"Yeah, it was strange at first. I was the only recruit there not from Texas and they all knew each other," Boyd said. "But they quickly made me feel comfortable and I had a great time. They called me Kentucky."
In fact, Boyd mentioned that the highlight of the trip was hanging out and having a good time getting to know all the players.
"I really got to know those guys and they were great," Boyd said. "I hung out with everybody, but I spent most of my time with Derrick Hall, LC (Leroy Chevalier), and Blake Chavis. We exchanged numbers and we'll keep in touch."
Boyd was especially impressed by one other aspect of his visit, Kyle Field.
"We got to go on to the field at night under all the lights," Boyd said. "You look up and imagine yourself on game day in front of 85,000 fans. The stadium was incredible. It was huge."
Boyd was accompanied by his older brother Shane, who was the back-up quarterback for the Texans under Coach Sherman. They spent time one-on-one talking about Sherman's offense and where he fits into the system.
"He says he's running a pro-style offense and that he needs receivers," Boyd said. "He didn't make any promises, but he said I would have an opportunity to play as a true freshman. He said I was a piece of the puzzle that he needs and said I reminded him of Andre Johnson of the Texans."
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, Boyd gave his Aggie visit a "9". This was only his second official visit, and he wants to continue evaluating schools.
"I want to give everybody fair shot, so I'm not really trying to rank schools right now," Boyd said. "I want to take my visit to Missouri next weekend, and then decide where I'm going the weekend after that, then I may sit down and figure out where I want to go."
After going to Missouri, Boyd is debating whether to keep his scheduled trip to Arkansas on January 25, or look at other schools like Auburn, Virginia, and Florida.
"I'm going to look closer at their situations and see if it makes sense to visit," Boyd said. "Auburn has one more spot and they had a receiver visit this weekend. Same thing with Florida. So I'll see what happens with that date."
Whatever happens with future visits, Boyd did make it clear that Texas A&M helped itself this weekend and they will be considered when that decision time comes.
"I'm not a guy that likes to talk leaders or rank teams," Boyd said. "But I can say that I had a great time at A&M and I can see myself going there. They will be one of the schools I consider at the end."
Boyd discusses A&M visit
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