Georgia burner picks up offer from Wazzu

THE COUGAR OFFENSE may be called the Air Raid, but there's still loads of yards and plays for running backs to make. That has caught the attention of Georgia prep RB Josh Boyd, who hauled in a WSU offer earlier this week. The speedster, who has double-digit offers, tells CF.C he has two schools he'll "definitely" visit this fall and one of them is Washington State.

It didn't take long for the Cougars to climb up the leaderboard of Boyd. The Snellville, Ga. product picked up his crimson offer on Tuesday evening -- and it was a big one.

"I don't have any favorites right now, but if I had to pick a top three, I'd say it would be Syracuse, Ohio and now Washington State looks pretty good," Boyd said. "I know with Washington State's offense they throw the ball a lot, but their running backs can make plays too. Their coaches told me that if I were to go there, I'd have the opportunity to get some playing time early."

BOYD HOLDS 16 offers, which include WSU, Syracuse, Ohio, South Alabama, Indiana, Buffalo, UNLV, UAB and several others.

"I know right now, I would love to visit Washington State and Syracuse," Boyd said. "I want to hold off on scheduling too many visits, though, because I want to see if more schools come in and offer during my senior season. UNLV has offered too and I might want to take a trip out there as well. I just want to see what happens the first few weeks of the season."

Boyd, who said he's hoping to schedule his official to WSU soon, rushed for 850 yards and two touchdowns last season for South Gwinnett High School and added 150 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

HIS QUICKNESS AND SPEED were a big reason why he felt WSU put an offer on the table.

"When I spoke with their running backs coach (Jim Mastro), he said he watched the first few minutes of my highlight tape and was blown away," Boyd said. "He said he liked how explosive I am and how I can catch the ball out of the backfield and burst upfield.

"The thing about my game is that I'm a consistent player. I also play with a lot of confidence and I'm he kind of player who wants the ball in big situations."

Boyd added that he would like to wait before making a decision and is hoping to take all five of his visits. He checks in at 5-10, 180-pounds and is rated two stars and the 124th best RB in the land by

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