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Boyd letting his recruitment come to him

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Jamone Boyd is the top-ranked uncommitted prospect in the state of Missouri, but the four-star defensive end doesn't know how long he'll retain that title.
See, the Lee's Summit West senior isn't setting a commitment date or organizing a hat ceremony. Instead, he'll simply pick a school when the feeling strikes.
And if it strikes when Boyd takes his first official visit, a trip to Nebraska set for Oct. 26, so be it.
"I honestly don't know right now about a decision," Boyd said. "I'm just going to see when it feels right and go for it. It could be whenever really."
Of course Boyd has other things to worry about before he arrives in Lincoln, namely an unofficial visit to Missouri this weekend. He isn't trying to create drama for the sake of creating drama, but he's not ruling out a commitment on that visit either. At this point, his verbal pledge is a ticking bomb without a timer.
Favorites? He has none. In fact, he's making an effort to keep things level at all costs.
"I try not to make a list, actually," he said. "I'm just trying to keep my options open to everyone."
He does, however, name Arkansas as the school that has recruited him the hardest thus far. Exactly what that's worth is unclear, but the fact that it means something is obvious.
"I like the program at Arkansas," Boyd said. "I can definitely see myself there. I can see myself anywhere, but they just have a great atmosphere every time I go down there. "
Boyd says he has visited Fayetteville "three of four times" already and is in the process of scheduling an official visit there sometime down the road. New programs are getting involved as well. The sought-after defensive end picked up offers from Tennessee and Washington State this month.
Which of the schools on his list will receive his three remaining official visits it's unclear. In keeping with the theme of his recruitment as a whole, he's playing that by ear.
"I'm just going one at time right now," he said. "I'll worry about the next visit after the Nebraska one."
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