Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA) star QB/DB Xavier Boyce , a good-sized prospect at 6-4, 200 pounds, has had a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech for quite some time. Last weekend, he visited the University of Virginia in hopes of landing a second offer to his list.
“I really liked the campus,” Boyce said of his trip to Virginia last Saturday for a junior day. He was accompanied by his mother and grandmother. “The coaches are good, too. I talked to the whole staff. The main coach I talked to was Coach Price.
“The thing I really liked about Virginia is that everybody on campus is like a family. The coaches made you feel at home. The players were telling me about the campus and that you can also get a good education. I talked to Jamaal Jackson and Keith Payne the most.”
Boyce’s mother certainly enjoyed the experience.
“My mom liked it a lot,” Boyce said. “She wanted me to commit and stuff (laughs).”
Prior to the visit, UVa had expressed very serious interest in Boyce. At this point, though, the Cavs have not yet extended a scholarship offer.
“I really didn’t talk to them about an offer, but hopefully one is coming soon,” Boyce said. “I’ve still just got Virginia Tech, but I’m supposed to go to Florida in June and a combine in Maryland in March or April. Right now, I’m just waiting to see what other schools do.”
Boyce has not ruled out making a decision this spring. If he does, the Hokies are the likely choice.
“For Virginia Tech, I’m thinking if I should go ahead and go there but I’m waiting to go there for a visit,” Boyce said. “I have been there for a camp, but that was my ninth grade year. I’m going to the spring game.
“I’ve seen Virginia Tech on TV and I like how consistent they are with the work ethic and everything. My cousin, Branden Ore, goes there and he has been telling me how it is.”
Virginia Tech has been very active in this recruitment, as Boyce has spoken with Coach Newsome, Coach Beamer and Coach Stinespring. He says he speaks with Coach Newsome almost on a daily basis.
A quarterback and safety for Landstown, Boyce led his team to an...
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