Boykins up to Double-Digit Offers

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6-0, 200-pound Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) star junior Kerry Boykins , a first-team all-state performer last season, claims to have “10 to 12 offers” in the fold. We caught up with the talented athlete – a wide receiver, safety and return man for Oscar Smith – to discuss future visits, a possible timetable on a college decision and his recent performance at a Nike combine.

Things have been going well for Boykins, who expects at least one more offer in the near future. He is also drawing serious interest from the University of Florida, among others.

“I think Northern Illinois might be coming in with an offer soon,” Boykins said. “Coach [Chris] Beatty just went there from Hampton. I know I have offers from Clemson, Connecticut, East Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and UNC.”

The only program Boykins has visited is Maryland. He has visited twice – for the Miami football game last fall and for a basketball game this year. He may head back to College Park next month as part of his spring break schedule.

“The last trip I took was Maryland,” Boykins said. “For my spring break, I want to check out UVa, UNC and Maryland. I’m considering taking a visit to Virginia Tech, too.”

If he had to name a favorite right now, Maryland would be the top school. He is open to other schools, however, and does not plan to make a decision any time soon. In fact, he plans to make all five official visits before committing anywhere.

“Maryland probably is because I went to their football game when they played Miami and a basketball game. Their fan support is crazy,” Boykins replied when asked if he had a current favorite. “I liked the campus.”

Boykins gave his opinion of the two in-state programs that have offered.

“Virginia Tech is losing a lot of receivers. They’ll always be under consideration because I think I could get early playing time,” Boykins said.

“I’m considering UVa because they have a real good quarterback and he’s young. I understand they had a