There have been rumblings that 6-4, 210-pound safety/wide receiver Xavier Boyce may be close to making a commitment. We decided to go straight to the source for the latest, and the Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA) star provided an update on where he is in his decision making process.
“Right now, Virginia Tech would be where I would commit to if I committed right now,” said Boyce, who claims offers from Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Northern Illinois, Rutgers and Virginia Tech, among others. “But I am going to wait until the season. I’m going to see if I get more offers and other opportunities.”
Unfortunately for the Hokies, he seems pretty solid in wanting to wait until the fall to commit. In what is good news for Tech, Boyce says he probably will check out some games in Blacksburg, mentioning the North Carolina, Florida State and Miami games as possibilities.
Boyce reflected on his last visit to Virginia Tech, which took place on July 14th.
“When I went there last month, I liked the coaches. The coaches were real cool,” Boyce said. “I also talked to the players. They all made me feel at home.”
Putting his decision on hold, Boyce has shifted his focus to the gridiron. After playing quarterback last season as a junior, he has switched to free safety and wide receiver for his senior season. He feels he has played well so far. Furthermore, Boyce is not feeling any effects from a surgical procedure in May to repair bone chips in one of his knees.
“I feel pretty good,” Boyce said. “We had a scrimmage and I didn’t even think about the knee. It didn’t affect me at all.
“Everything is going pretty good. We had a good performance in the scrimmage against Churchland. The team is doing pretty good, but there is a lot to work on.”
Boyce is being recruited by most schools to play safety, so having another opportunity to play the position – he played it his sophomore year – is going to be beneficial.
“I think it will really prepare me for college,” Boyce said. “I play all over the field. On some plays, I play linebacker....
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