Kris Boyd started off his summer on the camp circuit, and he plans to spend more time getting to see the state's schools. Boyd attended camps at both Texas and Texas Tech, performing well enough to get an offer at each.
"They went pretty well," Boyd said. "I really liked the Texas one.
"I really liked the coaches there, and just the energy around it," Boyd said. "It was a lot of fun, they had a lot of energy and played music."
The 6-foot-1 cornerback excelled during the day's drills, and said he enjoyed working under defensive backs coach Duane Akina, who he said was as advertised as a coach. Akina is one of two Longhorn recruiters focused on the Gilmer talent, along with defensive ends coach Oscar Giles.
Boyd has offers from Texas, Texas Tech and TCU, and though he said he didn't have any favorites, he added "Texas kind of stood out." But he still has two visits planned, one to Texas A&M, and one to Baylor, before the end of the summer. He doesn't have a timeline for a decision, and said he hasn't really thought about which factors are most important in a school.
Texas A&M has a Gilmer teammate committed in linebacker Josh Walker, and Boyd said he didn't know if that would affect his decision either. He said he'll make a decision when everything feels right.
For now, Boyd said he's focused on working hard to get ready for the season, with Gilmer having its eyes on a potential state title. If the Buckeyes pull it off, it will likely be in part because of the efforts of Boyd, a fast-rising corner with a mean streak.
"I'm a hard-nosed player," Boyd said. "I get after it."