Dallas (Texas) Skyline running back Anthony Boykins will look to capitalize on his opportunity to be the feature back this fall in coach Derek Roberson’s offense. Boykins who split time in the backfield with departed senior Patrick Lee, amassed 336 yards and a very respectable 4.4-yard per carry average in the part-time role.
But coach Roberson looks for bigger and better things from Boykins this season.
“Anthony is a very important part of our team this season,” Roberson said. “I believe this will be a breakout year for him.”
Officially timed at 4.38 in the 40-yard dash with a 34-inch vertical leap, Boykins certainly has the speed to be the game breaker in the Raider offense this year.
With interest from programs such as Louisiana Monroe, Texas Tech, Baylor and Louisiana Tech, the opportunities for this Texas speedster are building.
But Roberson knows his running back must continue to improve.
“Anthony is a very aggressive player who likes to deliver the hit, but at 177 pounds he needs to use his speed and ability to make people miss more often.” Roberson said.
Boykins will get his first opportunity in a game against rival North Mesquite this fall.