Orange (NJ) running back Cory Boyd ended his recruiting process today, and thus narrowed Virginia Tech’s potential running back target’s to two.
Earlier today, Boyd announced he has made a verbal commitment to the South Carolina Gamecocks.
“I committed to South Carolina today,” said Boyd. “I guess it was just the right time for me. Signing day is coming up soon, and I really didn’t want to lead anyone else on. I didn’t want to pull any legs.”
Boyd chose South Carolina over Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. He will not take anymore visits.
With Boyd committing elsewhere, it looks like Virginia Tech will concentrate on outstanding South Carolina (Stratford HS) product Rodney Kinlaw and Virginia (Halifax HS) product Alonzo Coleman for the running back position.
Kinlaw will take his four official visits in a span of two weeks, beginning this weekend with Clemson. He then visits Penn State on January 17th, South Carolina on January 20th, and finishes with Virginia Tech on January 24th.
The Hokies offered Kinlaw immediately after his outstanding performance during the 2002 Virginia Tech football camp. The 5-10, 185 pound speedster is going into his visits with an open mind, so the visits will make a big difference. The key here will be whether he wants to leave the state of South Carolina or not.
Coleman is one of the more underrated prospects in the state of Virginia. Recently named Roanoke Times Sleeper of the Year, the 5-11, 185 pound back is scheduled to visit Blacksburg on January 24th.
According to Halifax head coach James Hodges, Coleman resembles former UVa tailback Tiki Barber in the way he runs the football. Coleman is Halifax High School’s all-time leading rusher. At the moment, he has not received an offer from Virginia Tech. Things could change depending on how the next two weeks turn out.