Big, versatile WR on WSU radar

BIG WIDE RECEIVERS who check in at 6-4, 235-pounds are rare. But one who matches those attributes says he's about much more than being physical and breaking press coverage. For starters, there's his versatility…

"A lot of people mistake my size but when I get on the field and run when they see my speed, they realize they can use me in a lot of different ways -- in the backfield, in the wildcat or whatever," said Sam Boyd.

"I'm more than more than just a physical receiver…. I could even maybe be a defensive player, like a big safety," said Boyd.

Boyd, out of Riverside CC, hasn't had any schools talk to him about defense. But it does speak to his versatility that a number of Pac-12 schools -- WSU, Cal, Arizona State, Colorado, Fresno State among them, have him on their radar.

Boyd said he's just now starting to learn about the Cougs.

"I like that they air the ball out," said Boyd. "They had that receiver last year, Marquess Wilson. I feel I can play the same role as he did but on an every-down basis. I haven't really talked to the coaches up there a lot yet."

BOYD WILL HAVE two-to-play-two starting next year and plans on receiving his AA next spring.

"My focus is on school right now," said Boyd.

He originally signed with San Jose State out of Roosevelt High in Corona, Calif. and spent two seasons there before landing at Riverside.

Other schools that Boyd is hearing from include Baylor, Wisconsin, UCLA, Arkansas, Arizona and Kansas.

"I'm looking for a school that has a good foundation… I want to really do my research this time around in (recruiting) and I've already started to do my research on some of the schools," said Boyd.

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