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Bronson Boyd Discusses Why He Flipped to Texas Tech

Class of 2017 Arlington (Tex.) Oakridge receiver Bronson Boyd discusses why he flipped his commitment from Houston to Texas Tech. The efforts of Red Raider assistant coaches Emmett Jones (pictured above) and Eric Morris played a major role in Boyd's decision.

Arlington Oakridge wide receiver Bronson Boyd made some noise over the weekend as he flipped his commitment from Houston to Texas Tech.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver was a top target of Tech's ever since he was offered back before the spring evaluation period began, and discussed his reasons for switching to Tech.

"You know, just a lot of things. I feel more comfortable at Tech, I thought about the decision I made to Houston this week. I talked to my mom, rethought it, prayed a little bit, and thought this was the best decision for me. Coach Jones played a big role in that."

Tech's coaching staff was a major factor in the recruiting win.

"The ones I've met so far, I love coach Eric Morris and coach Jones. They're both great, and it's part of the reason why I flipped to Tech."

Outside receivers coach Emmett Jones will be Boyd's position coach at the next level, and his deep roots to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex played in Tech's favor with the prospect.

"We're real close. We talk almost every day, if not every day. He's like a father figure to me, he gives me a lot of advice. He's straight up with me. That's why I like Coach Jones."

At any point, did Boyd feel like Texas Tech gave up on him - especially after his commitment to Houston?

"No sir, they didn't. Coach Jones didn't, and coach Morris didn't either. They kept pursuing me - and you know, look now, I'm flipped to Tech."

The new commit is taking a visit out to Lubbock in a couple weeks with his mother, a Tech alumna, and his sister.

Arlington Oakridge runs an Air Raid offense similar to Texas Tech's, and Boyd thinks his experience will translate well to the next level.

"This year we kind of changed our offense from last year. Last year it was more Air Raid than it is this year. I played outside, played a little inside too. But this year, more than likely it's going to be moving around more, some Wildcat and slot too."

Jack Anderson teased Tech fans on Twitter earlier in the day, and Boyd talked about his bond with Anderson and the others.

"I have a really good relationship with all those guys, all the commits. I've been talking with Jack the longest, though, since I first got the offer, so it's been a minute."

Boyd is excited about his commitment and had great things to say about Tech's offense.

"The offense is great. It's the most high-powered offense in the country. I'm just blessed to be part of that. We're gonna get it popping at Tech, and we're gonna win a Big 12 championship before it's all said and done."

The receiver - who will likely be the lone outside receiver taken in the class of 2017 for Texas Tech - put all doubts to rest about his level of commitment, breaking in while the question was being asked and confirming that he is shutting down his recruitment. 

"I'm done. 100 percent done. Solid commitment to Tech."

Bronson Boyd committed to Texas Tech over offers from Arizona, Boise State, Houston, Indiana, Purdue, Utah, and Wisconsin, among others. He reported interest from Duke, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Oregon, among others.

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