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Any word if he is still going to visit on Jan 18th?
Reading the Pitt board it doesn't seem like he is, what say you recruiting MODS?
The reports before and after his announcement indicate that he will still be making a visit to MSU. These reports also indicate that today's announcement is not final. My take on it is that he wanted to make his announcement at the all star game but is not ready to make a final decision until he visits MSU. I think that it is still more likely than not that he ends up at Pitt but Dantonio et al seem at least to have a chance if he makes it to East Lansing..
Clairton wide receiver Boyd commits to Pitt
However, Boyd, who has about 30 scholarship offers, still plans to take at least two more official visits — to Michigan State and Tennessee — over the next four weeks.
He will visit Michigan State on Jan. 18 and has yet to confirm a date to visit Tennessee.
Verbal commitments are nonbinding until signing day Feb. 6. Boyd said he will make his decision final following those last two visits.
Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/football/3239929-74/boyd-pitt-state#ixzz2HABpayTl
As someone who lives in Pittsburgh, it amazes me when kids pick Pitt over MSU. Pitt has the worst game day atmosphere, probably, in the country. Well, that may be a bit much, but it is awful.
The campuses don't compare, the leagues don't compare...and I could go on an on.
Not sure how long you have lived in Pittsburgh but people in Western PA can be very provincial. So they may not see the bigger picture. Boyd has grown up in a community that has seen better times and and has little going for other than football. If you look at his comments he seems to think he has an obligation to help his hometown school. Also his friends and relatives go to Pitt.
If you look at the comment in the first link there are a bunch of folks who think Boyd going there will turn around the fortunes of Pitt football. Of course there are also some who think he has made a mistake because Pitt has no proven QB to throw him the ball.
"Probably within the last week, I decided on Pitt," Boyd said.
"Just from the fact that some of my boys will be down there. My step brother [former Allderdice lineman Tyrique Jarrett] will be there next year.
"Plus I want to help build something there. Pitt has kind of fallen off a little bit, and I just want to help things out and do it in my hometown."
Strangely, though, Boyd said he probably still will make recruiting visits to Michigan State and Tennessee in the next few weeks.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/clairton-standout-boyd-says-pitt-is-it-669270/#ixzz2HB26x1HN
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