Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA) star Xavier Boyce favored Northern Illinois prior to visiting Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s second one-day summer camp yesterday. The 6-4, 200-pound safety prospect enjoyed his trip to Virginia Tech, but was it enough for the Hokies to grab the top spot?
Saturday’s experience was Boyce’s first in Blacksburg since attending camp prior to his freshman year.
“I wanted to participate, but the coaches wouldn’t let me. They didn’t know I had been cleared to play earlier this week,” Boyce said of Saturday’s experience. He was accompanied on the trip with his mother and a teammate from Landstown. “I took a tour to see the campus. I loved the campus. It is a real great school. They had good facilities.”
Following the camp, Boyce and his mother met with Tech head coach Frank Beamer.
“Coach Beamer was telling me to stay focused,” Boyce said. “He was telling me about the campus and how much they are a family. He told me I am a high recruit for their school. He said I could really change the program. He was also telling me how good the 2008 class is so far.”
Boyce also met with star incoming freshman Tyrod Taylor, who was fresh off an impressive Friday night performance in the VHSCA all-star game.
“Tyrod basically told me why he chose Virginia Tech and about the coaches and the campus,” Boyce said.
Boyce was leaning towards making a college decision this fall, but Saturday’s visit may have changed his thinking.
“It is kind of still open, but I might commit a little earlier now,” Boyce said. “There is a possibility that I could commit early, but I still might wait until after my senior season. It could be before the season.”
If he does commit early, the talented prospect is favoring Virginia Tech over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Northern Illinois and Rutgers, among others.
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