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Rivals250 WR cuts list to three

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Rivals250 wide receiver Kerry Boykins is getting closer to a decision. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has narrowed his list of schools to three. The Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith prospect plans to visit at least one more of them before making a decision later this summer.
"I've kind of narrowed my decision to three schools," he said. "I'm down to Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. It's basically those three. I like the ability to get on the field and produce early. I also like the coaching staff at all three programs."
Last week the four-star prospect took in camp at North Carolina.
"The camp was real nice," he said. "I got to meet and sit down with Butch Davis and the rest of the staff. Coach Davis told me about how he's in the process of building their program up and he told me that he's coached 28 first round draft picks. It was a good time.
"I like the campus and coaches there. They have seven coaches from the NFL, that's a really good staff. It's also close to home about three or four hours."
Virginia very well could get the final shot at Boykins before a decision.
"I'm going to visit UVA on the 16th of this month to meet their staff," he stated. "I like the chance to come in and produce early there, that's the big thing with them. I also know they are a great academic program and I've been in touch quite a bit with Bob Price. It's a local school too and that's always nice."
Rounding out the finalists for the Commonwealth prospect is Maryland.
"I went to a couple of their games and the fan support is crazy at the school, it is amazing," he said. "I've talked to coach Ralph Friedgen and Tom Brattan. I like them a lot and may go there for a visit again."
Asked if any other schools can jump in the mix, Boykins doesn't think so.
"I've pretty much narrowed it down to those three," he said. "Now I'm just trying to make a decision before the season starts. Then I can focus on leading my team this fall."
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