There is a good argument that long time USC four-star athlete commit James Boyd (6-4, 211, 4.7) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan is the best two-way player in the state if not the nation. There aren't many who made Boyd's impact as a two-way player.
Boyd led the state of California in passing yards with 4,266 and 44 touchdowns while completing 62.2 percent of his passes while playing quarterback. He even was a threat running the football, as he led his team in rushing with 608 yards on the ground. He also had two rushing touchdowns.
On defense, Boyd had to fight through double teams, and still he racked up 104 tackles, eight sacks and two fumble recoveries.
How many two-way players made that kind of impact and influence on a football game the way Boyd did as a senior?
With Washington in hot pursuit, Boyd took his official visit to USC this weekend.
"James is feeling really good about USC," Jordan head coach Elijah Asante said. "He is still going to take a trip to Washington, but they will have to something spectacular."
"Pete (USC head coach Pete Carroll) told James that he could play a number of positions at USC," Asante said. "He could end up playing defensive end or linebacker on defense and tight end for them if he ends up on offense."
"James really enjoyed himself and he is really solid with USC," Asante said. "Washington can't afford to be average with him. They will have to go all out."
Look for Washington to put up a great fight for Boyd. They were busy last week putting on the full court press on Boyd.
New Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian and his defensive coordinator Nick Holt broke bread with Asante at the Watts Café last week.
"Washington likes James as a quarterback, but more importantly they just want to get him on the field as soon as possible," Asante said. "They don't care he plays quarterback, tight end or defensive end. They just want to get him on the field."
"I was very impressed with Steve (Sarkisian) and Nick's (Holt) presentation and their energy," Asante said. "I appreciate the respect that Steve and Nick show our program at Jordan."
So there is another chapter to play out in this very roller coaster like recruiting season. Boyd will be joined this weekend on his visit to Washington (Jan. 30) with his Jordan high school teammate and wingman, Delvon Purvis.