|Boyd talks about his high school recruitment|
|by TigerNet Staff - Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:51 AM||
Pos: QB Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS) Years Played: 2009 - 2013
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So, Boyd was deciding between Ohio State and Oregon when Danny Pearman, a former assistant at Virginia Tech, called his friend Dee to ask if Clemson could make a pitch.
Before Boyd left for the U.S. Army All-American game, Swinney visited the family’s home and asked them to buy into his dream. He finished by showing them the poster.
It was heavy stuff for a kid who always felt as if the chips were stacked against him.
“It seemed like I was always on the scouts’ back burner,” he said. Boyd wanted to play at Virginia Tech and follow Vick, one of his idols. “It was like I wasn’t the main recruiting priority.”
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