While it took more time than expected but four-star athlete prospect James Boyd (6-5, 230, 4.8) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan landed his first offer. It is only the first of many more to come. Boyd is one of the best all-around athletes in California.
"James received his first offer from Arizona State," Jordan coach Elijah Asante said. "Wide receiver coach Eric Yarber, who recruits the area for Arizona State told me that head coach Dennis Erickson saw James on film and said 'what are we waiting for? Offer him (Boyd)'. So they did.
"Everybody has come by to see him during the spring evaluation," Asante said. "This just the first of many to come for James, I wouldn't be surprised to see them all start rolling in now.
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"James has genuine interest in Arizona State," Asante said. "He's going to ASU's camp with (teammate) Delvon Purvis."
Boyd is also going to camp at B2G (Beyond Elite 2000), UCLA and USC this summer.
There aren't many as athletic as Boyd. Not only does standout on both sides of the ball at quarterback and defensive end, yeah that's right, quarterback and defensive end, but he's also standout basketball player who had noticeable performance at the recent Cactus Classic Hoops tournament.
As a junior, Boyd threw for 2,499 yards and 23 touchdowns on offense. Then he turned around and had 72 tackles and 11 sacks on defense.
In an earlier interview with Asante, he had the following to say about his talented two-way and two-sport athlete.
"James was voted City Section defensive lineman of the Year by the coaches," Asante said. "There aren't that many players with his size, speed and athleticism. You just don't see players like James every day.
"James even made all-city in basketball and he is now playing baseball for Jordan," Asante said. "He's a very rare player."