Rivals250 wide receiver Kerry Boykins has come to a decision. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder out of Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith had been down to three ACC schools for a month and finally made his selection.
"I committed to Maryland earlier this afternoon, about an hour ago," he said. "I talked to coach Friedgen, coach Bossard and Tom Brattan. They were all real happy and excited. We did talk a bit too and they just asked if I was sure and I told them I am and made it final."
Throughout the recruiting process, the four-star prospect had been favoring the Terrapins. What finally made him make the call?
"At first all I had seen was the football facilities, but now I got to see the academics, business hall, dorms and campus. I enjoyed everything a lot.
"It was between North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland and I felt like Maryland was the most stable. They have already been winning while UNC is trying to build a program and UVA had a bad season last year. I like the chemistry of the coaches too.
"I liked the wide receivers coach, Bossard a lot as well as my recruiting coach, Brattan. I've got a good relationship with them. As for coach Friedgen, he seems like a really good coach."
Boykins isn't sure when he'll see the field, but he'll at least be given a shot to right away.
"They see me playing slot receiver, but didn't talk much about when I'll get on the field," he said. "It's all up to me. They said I do have the potential to play my freshman year."
The Commonwealth prospect is relieved to have the decision behind him and now can look forward to the upcoming season.
"I was happy to make it today," he said. "Now I can focus on school and my football team. I'm trying to lead them towards a state championship."