Alves Seeks Big Senior Season

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When you total over 3800 yards and 41 touchdowns as a sophomore, the bar is set pretty high and for McKinney Boyd QB/RB Daryn Alves that was the case. The 5'8 160 pound speedster with 4.42 speed in the forty burst onto the DFW scene in 2007 rushing for 2643 yards and 32 touchdowns and throwing 9 touchdown passes in leading the Broncos in just their second year of varsity football to the third round of the Class 4A playoffs. Alves was named DFW Newcomer of the Year by the Dallas Morning News as well.

2008 wasn't quite the success for Alves and his Bronco teammates as not only did they move up to Class 5A but they joined the state's toughest district that included Division I State Champion Allen, Division II runner up Wylie and powerhouse Plano. BHS finished 3-7 and Alves saw his astronomical numbers reduce to 1268 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns and he threw for 1006 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Alves who is also an outfielder and pitcher on the McKinney Boyd baseball team says his biggest strength is his speed and vision. "I feel like if I can get into open space I can make good things happen for my team," said Alves who is being recruited as an athlete.

Although he holds no offers Daryn is getting heavy interest from Texas Tech, Mississippi, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Wake Forest and Oklahoma State. At this time Alves has junior day invites to both Nebraska and Oklahoma State.

Daryn plans on a busy summer as he'll camp at Texas A&M and play a little seven on seven for BHS. The future criminal justice major says a decision won't come anytime soon as the focus is getting Boyd back into the playoff mix in 2009. "I think if we play to our potential we can compete in this district, I'm hoping I can lead the way."

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