Arlington (Tex.) Oakridge 2017 receiver Bronson Boyd announced his commitment to Texas Tech on Saturday via Twitter. The announcement came less than a week after Boyd pledged to Houston.
Boyd told RaiderPower.com recently he planned on visiting Lubbock this weekend but RP has yet to confirm if the receiver actually made it to the South Plains. What is clear is the 6-foot-3, 183 pounder has several ties to the Red Raiders. First off, he's a legacy as Boyd told RaiderPower.com in a previous interview that his mother went to Tech in the 90's and his receivers coach at Oakridge is none other than former Red Raider standout wideout Carlos Francis.
The Scout three-star prospect, ranked as the No. 17 receiver in Texas and No. 83 in the nation, caught 60 passes for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns last season, but Oakridge head coach Phillip Farhat said Boyd has only scratched the surface.
"He has good speed, good ball skills, and good hands," Farhat said. "He has only played football for one year. His upside is tremendous.”
Boyd committed to Tech over several offers including Arizona, Boise State, Houston, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin. He's the fifth commitment of Texas Tech's 2017 class and only receiver joining Frisco offensive linemen Jack Anderson and Dawson Deaton, Cibolo Steele quarterback Xavier Martin and Angleton safety Quincy Addison, who committed just last weekend.