Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan two way standout James Boyd is one of the state's top players on both sides of the ball. He landed two more offers this past week and is set for a busy rest of the month.
Boyd, 6-4, 215 pounds excels at both quarterback and defensive end but projects best on the defensive side of the ball. He earned L.A City defensive lineman of the year as well as 2nd team all-state underclass honors after totaling 72 tackles and 11 sacks on defense to go with 2,499 yards passing and 23 touchdowns on offense.
"Most schools like him on defense but James really wants to play quarterback," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "I think defense is where he'll end up and that's where a lot of his offers are from but he's still hoping for a chance to play quarterback if he can."
On the recruiting front, Arizona State was the first to offer Boyd and two more Pac 10 schools followed suit this past week.
"Washington and Washington State both offered in writing last week," Asante said. "James camped with ASU two weeks ago and was MVP for the defensive lineman. He really likes it there a lot and I would say that's his top school.
"He's going to camp with UCLA and USC later this month and I think both of those schools could offer as well. He's high on USC and really likes UCLA. UCLA is probably the one school who could jump over ASU right now but it's early and he's going to take all of his trips.
"He also has a verbal offer from Oregon and they said the written one will come in the mail but we still haven't seen it. If they offer, he's going to take that visit for sure."