October 21, 2008

Boyd coming to Columbia

Gastonia (NC) Ashbrook WR Jheranie Boyd has become a major focus in recruiting over the last few weeks. This past weekend, Boyd visited Illinois and had a good time, but his visits weren't over yet.

Briggs noted the Tigers offense was quite a draw for his star receiver. The coach pointed out two weeks would not change how Boyd viewed the Tigers or keep him from visiting. Briggs added distance wasn't a factor, but being close to family never hurt.

Briggs had high praise for Boyd when asked about the type of player a college would be getting in 2009. He added it was rare to see a player with so much attention spend so much time focusing on others.

Boyd, the number 32 player in the Rivals100, has the end of recruiting in his sights. Briggs said his star receiver enjoyed the process at first, but as the year has worn on, has tired of the constant attention. He also mentioned the elimination of some schools had taken some pressure off of Boyd.

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