New WSU offer for JUCO CB is 'big one'

IT’S ONLY BEEN about two weeks since Chaffey College defensive back Toure Boyd starting hearing in earnest from the Washington State staff. But on Tuesday night, things got serious when assistant Ken Wilson letting him know he had a Cougar offer. It was a big one, Boyd tells CF.C, as he’s eying the possibility playing in college with a close family member.

Toure Boyd received his offer on Tuesday night and he didn’t mince words when asked by CF.C what his reaction was.

“Man, when I got the offer, I was very excited,” Boyd said Wednesday evening. “This one is big for me. I’ve been watching them since I was a young kid. I’ve seen some games this year too and they’ve hung tough with some top-tier teams.”

The Cougs first reached out to the 6-1, 192-pounder about two weeks ago, he said.

“When they first started recruiting me, the coaches said they’re looking for a cornerback/safety to come in and make a difference,” Boyd said. “I was just waiting on the offer and it came.”

THE COUGS ALSO stand out to Boyd for one particular reason: family. Boyd’s younger cousin is four-star defensive back commit Kameron Powell, who was in Pullman over the weekend for his official visit.

“He’s been telling me to join the family already,” Boyd said with a laugh. “He just found out about the offer last night, but he’s been talking to me for a little while. I talked to him about Wazzu when Utah offered me.

“He told me Wazzu is a great place. I asked him why he committed and he said because he loves it over there. He just went on his visit and loved everything about the school. Now he’s recruiting me to go join him over there a little bit.”

IN ADDITION TO WSU, Boyd holds offers from Utah, Arizona, Southern Miss and others.

“As far as favorites, Utah was the first school that found out about me at College of the Desert (2013),” Boyd said. “Personally, I didn’t think my film jumped out, but the coaches found me and offered. I like Utah a lot, but I’m keeping my options open.

“With WSU, that’s a huge one. I have an Arizona offer too and I love them and the coaching staff, but I just feel like the coaches don’t connect with you as much. They want me, but they don’t really want me. With WSU, they’ve shown me a ton of love already and that they want me. I like what they have to offer.”

He added that he's planning on taking a visit to Washington State later this year, most likely after his JUCO season comes to a close in December.

Boyd graduated from high school in 2012 and was committed to Boise State, but was a non-qualifier. He took the fall semester off that year waiting to hear from the NCAA, but had no luck. He enrolled at College of the Desert (Palmdale, Calif.) in the spring of 2013, before returning home and transferring to Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga) for the 2014 season.

He said he'll graduate in December or early January, enroll at his four-year college of choice shortly after and participate in spring football. He has three years to play two.

Notable Note:
CF.C was informed of Boyd’s offer by former B2G Executive and Boyd’s mentor Jabari Ali on Tuesday night.


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