Jared Boyd will be one of the most coveted defensive back prospects from the Peach State. Boyd, 5-10 and 175 pounds, is from Stone Mountain Stephenson High School. Last season this rising senior cornerback recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions and returned three punts for touchdowns.
"I had a successful season," Boyd said. "And we went unbeaten but lost in the playoffs in the second round. I am having a good off-season and things are starting to pick up."
Boyd currently claims seven scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Kentucky (most recent), Middle Tennessee, UCF (first offer), and Georgia Tech.
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"This is all a blessing to me. I give God the praise. A month ago I was upset because of the lack of scholarship offers and look at it now. When I came to Stephenson I never thought I would touch the field and now look. Like I said I give God the praise."
So far Boyd has seen Georgia Tech, Auburn, and South Carolina. This weekend he will visit Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, and Tennessee-Chattanooga this weekend.
"On spring break I am going to Miami to visit the 'U'.
"I am pretty open. I guess I am real open. I don't want to close any doors because I like the way things are going for me right now. Early playing time is big and the most important thing for me. I am looking at the coaching staffs, schemes, and academics."