A year after helping Phoebus (Hampton, VA) capture a Division 5 state championship, 6-2, 200-pound junior quarterback Tajh Boyd has led the Phantoms to an undefeated regular season and a number one seed in the Division 5, Eastern Region playoffs in 2007. Boyd has also established himself as one of the top in-state prospects in the 2009 recruiting class.
“Right now, I have an offer from Boston College, an offer from UVa, an offer from Virginia Tech and I heard Maryland just offered. I haven’t gotten confirmation on Maryland, though,” Boyd said. “I just came from UVa on Saturday. I planned on going on some more visits, but I haven’t had time. I am looking to go see more games. I’m going to see Wake Forest play N.C. State on the 17th.”
Boyd, an East 1 all-combine selection at the National Underclassmen Combine, received a verbal scholarship offer from Boston College this summer (he would receive the official offer in September). The early offer has helped propel the Eagles to be one of the top programs on Boyd’s list.
“It means a lot,” Boyd said of Boston College being the first to offer. “They gave me an offer before my junior season started. They took a chance on me. Their coaches make you feel at home and the atmosphere is nice. They are one of my top schools.”
Boyd attended camp this summer at Virginia Tech, but has yet to visit for a game.
“Tech is cool,” Boyd said. “Hopefully, they can finish the season strong. I keep in touch with them a lot. I was going to try to catch a game there, but I know I’ll probably be there sometime after the season.”
Virginia helped itself this past Saturday.
“It was pretty fun,” Boyd said, referring to his experience in Charlottesville. He may return later this month. “It had a nice atmosphere. The people are real nice. Me and [junior DL Dominik] Davenport have been offered. Coach Groh walked over there and said how impressed he was with us. He said we are special players. He told us to come down for the Tech game.”
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