Wide receiver Jheranie Boyd is likely to be one of the most pursued prospects in the state of North Carolina in 2009. The Gastonia (N.C.) Ashbrook star already holds six scholarships and is receiving plenty of interest.
"Recruiting is going great," he said. "I've got six offers. I just talked to Nick Saban the other day and Alabama offered me.
"I also have offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, Maryland, Mississippi State and NC State. I'm still keeping my options open and won't decide until next year around Signing Day."
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Has Boyd visited any schools yet?
"I'm going to Wake Forest, North Carolina, Alabama and NC State in the coming weeks," he said. "I guess I'm just going to be looking to see where I feel most comfortable and where I'll get playing time. I don't want to be redshirted. I want to play as quick as possible."
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder has already visited North Carolina and Clemson before. He touched on his thoughts from those visits.
"They were intriguing. North Carolina had a real nice atmosphere. I liked it," he said. "I liked Clemson too, especially the locker room and the players there.
"I'm open though. I'm looking for a good school with academics. I want to go into business and want a good business program. Location doesn't matter that much. I think my stepdad can make it to the games wherever I go."
This season Boyd exploded onto the scene with 47 receptions for 1,151-yards and 11 touchdowns.
"The team did well this year and we came on strong at the end of the season," he said. "We finished 9-5 and lost in the third round of the playoffs.
"I had a breakout season. I earned all-conference and all-gazette. I was third in the state in receiving yards and this year was so much better than my sophomore season. I got a lot stronger, hit the weight room in the offseason and worked a lot on my catching and route running."
Boyd also plays basketball and runs track.
"I just do basketball for fun," he said. "I was ranked seventh in the state as a sophomore in the 200 meter in track. That was against juniors and seniors. I also broke the school record for the 4x2 and qualified for state in the 400 meter."