St. Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast three-star defensive tackle Javonta Boyd is off to a great start in his 2007 season. He's playing well on both sides of the ball and doing everything to make his presence felt.
"Our offensive line is real good, we work together and everybody wants to be a team and work together," Boyd, who is ranked as the nation's No. 22 defensive tackle, said. "Nobody has a big head and thinks they're the best.
I play tight end and defensive tackle. I like playing both of them. Tight end I have a chance to go out and catch the ball and at defensive tackle I have a chance of getting a sack or making a play in the backfield."
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Boyd said he's making a huge impact out there, too, and college coaches will surely love what they see from him.
"The way I run to the ball is what they'll love," he said. "I just go down the line, hustling and don't give up on the play until after they blow the whistle."
Unlike Boyd is on the field, off the field he's not in any rush to make a decision.
"I'm wide open," he said. "I've talked lately to Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson and USF. They're just the teams talking to me the most. I'm going to sit down with my coaches, and we'll do it like that, talk about the different schools. The graduation rate, how the football team is and stuff like that will be important. Another thing will be will I play or not? When I'll be able to play and stuff like it."
Boyd said he's got more than 10 offers on the table.
"I plan to go down to five here sometime in the future and then take all of my visits," he said. "I've got offers from Georgia, South Carolina, Rutgers, USF, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Louisville, and there a couple more offers, but I don't remember.
"The visit are probably going to be real important. I don't really know right now what I'll look for. I'm just thinking about the season. I'll think about that in a few weeks. I'll probably visit at the end of the season and decide after the season."