Boyd's recruiting begins to blow up

At 6'3" and weighing 230 pounds, it's hard to miss Riverside WR Sam Boyd when he steps on the field. Then when you watch him run a sub-4.5 forty time, your eyes pop out and you start to wonder why a talented kid is at the JUCO level. caught up with the talented wideout recently and he updated us on his recruitment as well as what led to him playing for the Tigers this year...

As a prep, Boyd enjoyed a solid senior season and signed with San Jose State, where he enrolled, following his graduation in 2011. He spent the next two seasons with the Spartans, but had to leave due to academic shortfalls.

"I just couldn't keep up with school and football and I fell behind and could never catch up," Boyd admitted to "I loved it there. It wasn't where I didn't like my time there or whatever, but after the season was over I realized I needed to get my academics right and I probably needed to start at a new place, so I enrolled here at Riverside.

"They have a great program here. I love their offense and I felt like I could play ball against some of the top JUCO players in the country and also get my academics right and then have a chance to play D-1 ball again."

Since the start of spring ball, Boyd has seen offers start to roll in and he's got more that could come in shortly.

"Right now my offers are from Fresno State, California, Colorado, Washington State and Arizona State," Boyd said. "Kansas has also come by and they are real close to offering and I've spoken a lot with Baylor, Arkansas and Wyoming."

Since his former head coach at San Jose State is now patrolling the sidelines for Colorado, one might think that the Buffaloes have the inside track at getting him into the fold, but he said that isn't the case.

"Don't get me wrong, I liked coach (Mike) MacIntyre a lot, but I am not sure that Colorado is the right spot for me," Boyd admitted with a chuckle. "I just don't know about the cold weather and all and I'm really into the SEC and what the schools down there have going for them, but I'm open to everyone and checking out every school and then making my decision."

As far as his eligibility is concerned, Boyd is on track to get his AA degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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