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This post was edited by MalibuMan 18 months ago
Impressive offer list.
What position is MSU recruiting him for, S or WR?
Seems like a lot of WR offers keep going out...
he had 41 rushing scores in '11. Can't have too many playmaking athletes.
From February 3
Foster and Kugler were two of three juniors on the Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 in 2011. The third was Tyler Boyd , a running back/receiver/defensive back at Clairton. When the season ended, Boyd had only one scholarship offer -- from Pitt. Since the end of the season, he has picked up offers from, among others, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Arizona and Arizona State.
2011 Football: WPIAL & City League Players of the Year
December 23, 2011 12:00 am
AA: DEMETRIOUS COX, Jeannette
QB-DB, 6-1, 195, Sr.
A multi-talented player who rushed for 1,263 yards on 133 attempts and completed 62 of 108 for 910 yards. Has numerous Division I college offers as a defensive back.
A: TYLER BOYD, Clairton
RB-DB, 6-1, 174, Jr.
Terrific all-around player for four-time WPIAL champ and three-time PIAA champ Clairton. Rushed for 2,400 yards on 186 attempts and scored 49 TDs. Also excellent on defense.
Clairton runs winning streak to a WPIAL record 47 games in capturing third consecutive title
December 17, 2011 12:00 am
Clairton won the PIAA Class A championship with a 35-19 victory against Southern Columbia at Hersheypark Stadium Friday. Not only did the win give Clairton its third consecutive PIAA title, it also stretched the Bears' winning streak to a record 47 games.
Tyler Boyd overwhelmed Southern Columbia (14-2). A junior running back, Boyd had a few big plays that proved to be the difference against a Southern Columbia team that trailed by only 21-19 heading into the fourth quarter. Boyd finished with 218 yards rushing on 14 carries for a Clairton team that finished the season 16-0. The Bears' last loss was in the 2009 season opener.
Boyd scored on runs of 78 and 68 yards in the fourth quarter to break the Tigers' resolve. His 78-yarder was jaw dropping. Clairton ran an option play to the left and Boyd took the pitch from quarterback Capri Thompson. Seeing he had nowhere to run, Boyd stopped, ran all the way across the field to the right, took off downfield, ran across the field to the left and outraced defenders into the end zone with 5:54 left.
"He's one of the most athletic kids I've ever seen," said Jim Roth, Southern Columbia's longtime coach. "I don't know if I've ever seen anyone change direction that drastically before."
A little more than three minutes after the 78-yard score, Boyd took a handoff and burst through the middle on a 68-yard touchdown run with 2:21 left in the game.
Boyd also had a big play late in the first half to set up an important touchdown. After Southern Columbia sliced Clairton's lead to 14-12 on a 3-yard run by Matt Moore with 1:47 left in the half, Clairton took over at its own 36. A few plays later, Clairton tried a double pass. Thompson threw a backward pass to Boyd, who looked downfield for the second pass.
But no one was open, so Boyd took off and rambled 55 yards to the Southern Columbia 1. Reuben Kelley scored on the next play with 29 seconds left in the half.
Boyd is another elite type RB that MSU would like to add to the 2013 class.
Boyd and David Williams are the 2 that MSU is most interested in.
Clairton (Pa.) High four-star athlete Tyler Boyd added to an already lengthy offers list Monday following a visit from one of MSUs assistant coaches.
So possibly 3 rbs in this class? or is the kid from wisconsin looking more like a slot reciever or something?
Boyd and Williams are seen as stud RB's by the staff and will take a commit from one of them if the recruits want to, CBD will back me up on this.
That's been the mantra that's been going on for some time.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Shelton was recruited as an athlete.
The staff is looking toward the future at RB.
Larry Caper will graduate after this season and there is a possibility that Le'Veon Bell will declare early for the NFL draft. The RB depth is actually thin since Onaje Miller had personal issues and never enrolled at MSU and Mik'al McCall had his scholarship pulled when he visited Iowa.
The only RB's on the 2013 roster could be Nick Hill, Nick Tompkins, walk-on Marcus Horne and 2 true freshmen R. J. Shelton and Gerald Holmes and possibly Jeremy Langford being moved back to RB.
The staff would take either Boyd or Williams in a NY minute.
Note : Boyd is a terrific athlete and could play RB, WR, CB or S at the next level.
R. J. Shelton will begin his MSU career as a RB where he is needed the most. There is plenty of depth @ WR, even though he could play in the slot and similarly there is plenty of depth @ CB which he plays in HS.
Thanks, this is what I was looking for. Also +1 for you Mack's for helping as well
Tyler Boyd RB, WR, Wildcat QB, S, Punt Returner 2011 Highlights :
This post was edited by CoachedByDuffy 2 years ago
This highlight tape is ridiculous. As soon as it opened with the one-handed grab I knew.
How good is the level of competition that he's playing against?
His HS Clairton, is in PA Class A which are the smallest schools based on enrollment with AAAA being the largest schools.
Clairton is a powerhouse program that produces D-1 level players and has been a Pitt pipeline for years.
Having said that, when you score 49 TD's in a season, you are a dominant player no matter what the level of competition is.
As in you don't wear a helmet and pads, just a cape and tights.
Class A schools have 184 or less boys in ninth, tenth, and eleven grade. Clariton shows 124. They recount every two years.
Clariton has been state champion three years in a row and runner up in 2008.
High school notebook: Football stronghold winning at baseball
May 6, 2012 12:30 am
By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Clairton had put together a winning streak, knocked off an undefeated team in the process and got some big contributions for Trenton Coles and Tyler Boyd.
Then there is Boyd, a star football player and a junior with a number of Division I college offers for football. He decided to join the baseball team in the middle of the season and has been a big help as the starting shortstop.
Boyd played baseball when he was younger but never played in high school until this spring. In recent years, some of the top Clairton football players who are good athletes have wanted nothing to do with baseball.
"I just didn't want to get involved with baseball before, what with that losing streak we had," Boyd said. "But people kept asking me to play, so I went to help the boys out."
Boyd has football scholarship offers from Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech, among others.
"We're definitely having fun because we're winning ," Boyd said of baseball. "I guess we're proving we have good athletes who can play any sport."
Penn State recruiting: Wide Receivers
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 7:00 PM
Foster isn't the only Pennsylvanian product on Penn State's board. Tyler Boyd of Clairton and Brian Lemelle of Harrisburg are also key targets. Tyler has really seen his recruitment heat up lately, receiving attention from Ohio State and USC. Lemelle was recently visited at his high school by head coach Bill O'Brien.
In recent weeks, we've taken a look at the Penn State recruiting efforts at the running back position as well as the linebacker position. Today, I'll give you a glimpse into the prospects at another position where PSU isn't doing particularly well, wide receiver...
Are we going hard after Boyd? He has fa-nominal offensive stats ( 2,400 Rush y, 41 TD's 16 Rec 314 7 TD's as a junior ). And is super versatile. I wish it showed his defensive stats but it don't. But it will interesting to see if he improves and does even better his senior year. But most important he is a winner (46 consecutive wins). I hope we can get him on campus A.S.A.P.
WVU Commit Tries Recruiting Receiver Tyler Boyd
Posted: May 26, 2012 11:28 AM EDT
When Chavas Rawlins committed to the West Virginia football team last week, he hopped on board not only to play football for the Mountaineers, but also to help them recruit.
That is because the Pennsylvania quarterback has a close relationship with a wide receiver who the WVU staff would very much like to add to the signing class for 2013.
Tyler Boyd, a 3-star prospect according to Rivals.com, is working with 20 offers at this point. His lead recruiter from the Mountaineers is associate head coach Steve Dunlap, but now that Rawlins has been reeled in, he intends to do some recruiting of his own.
His offers include schools like Arizona, Pittsburgh, Penn State and Virginia Tech, but he does say that of the 20 currently after him, he believes he has filtered out a Top 10 list. West Virginia has made the preliminary cut.
The lure of an offense that has proven to put its receivers in a position to post big numbers is helping WVU at this point.
Chavas Rawlins committed to the Mountaineers last week and now he wants to help reel in another top prospect.
Don't know how accurate it is, but according to some source (a retweet of a Demetrios Cox tweet) both Boyd and Robert Foster will be camping in EL on June 15/16. Again, I have no idea if that's accurate, but it was on Twitter so......
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