May 11, 2007

2009 QB Boyd has a busy summer ahead

The 2008 recruiting season is in full swing with the May evaluation period, but 2009 is right around the corner and one player to keep an eye out for is 6-foot-1, 196-pound quarterback Tajh Boyd. The Hampton (Va.) Phoebus sophomore led the Phantoms to a state championship last season and has a busy couple months ahead of him.

"I'm actually preparing to head to Penn State for the Nike Camp and Elite 11 on Saturday," he said. "I want to light it up there and compete.

"I want to show my arm strength and the zip I have on the ball. Hopefully that'll prepare me for next year when I can get invited to the Elite 11 in California."

Following the visit to State College, Boyd will participate in the National Underclassmen Combine in New Jersey later this month, an event he's won two years in a row.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth prospect plans to go to at least a couple camps this summer to Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in July.

With so much time before a possible decision, is anyone standing out to Boyd early on?

"I really like Georgia because I was born there, it's competitive and there's a spot to play early," he said. "I also like Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech."

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