Kobe Boyce joins Josh Thompson, Montrell Estell, Lagaryonn Carson, Sam Ehlinger, Damion Miller and Xavier Newman as verbal commitments for the class of 2017. Boyce is coming off a strong junior campaign and is ready for his senior season.
“I’m a better player heading into my senior year,” Kobe Boyce said. “I am smarter when it comes to playing, and we have high expectations because of our playoff run last year.”
With three defensive backs committed, look for Strong and staff to add one more piece to the puzzle.
“It means a lot to be a part of the Longhorn nation,” Boyce said. “I talk to the coaches almost every day, and we just talk about how the days been or just asking about my family. I don’t know when I will be able to make a practice, but I will try. I know I will make the Notre Dame game.”
The Texas team in 2016 is loaded up and down the roster with talent, young talent but recruits see the difference.
“The talent at Texas right now is ridiculous,” Boyce said. “I am surprised they are not ranked in the top 25. It’s great to know that in a few months I will be a part of that great team.”
2015: As a junior, Boyce assembled a strong season with 40 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, and eight pass breakups for a Lake Dallas team that went 12-3 and reached the state semifinals in Texas' Class 5A Division II.
Boyce is a cornerback who has good size at the position and will only look more impressive as he adds some weight but has the height to match-up with the opposing team's No. 1 outside receiver. He is a strong talent against the run and will come up and secure the edge. Again, that will be an even bigger strength as he adds natural size and power with natural development. He played a huge role in his team's on the field success in 2015, as he locked down one-half of the field and teams rarely want to pass or run on the side he lines up on.