It was only a matter of time before 2016 Gilmer linebacker Demarco Boyd chose to join his older brother Kris by committing to the Texas Longhorns. So it was hardly a surprise when the younger Boyd made it official early Friday evening:
I have verbally committed to the university of Texas ⚠️ HOOK'EM pic.twitter.com/Vu5cfQGilz— ♠️THE-REAL-CINCO♠️ (@demarco_boyd) January 31, 2015
The decision drew another "Let's Ride" from head coach Charlie Strong:
Great day in ATX #LetsRide— Charlie Strong (@Strong_TexasFB) January 31, 2015
The 5'11, 215-pounder is a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 566 player nationally, the No. 18 inside linebacker, and the No. 77 player in the state of Texas. He also held offers from Baylor, Florida State, and Texas A&M.
Long high on Texas, Boyd opted to join the class after his older brother Kris Boyd and Houston Lamar cornerback Holton Hill on Friday afternoon.
Other than being undersized in general, the younger Boyd is a bit difficult to project because he played nose tackle as a sophomore before moving outside to defensive end in 2014.
However, the attributes that will give him a chance to contribute in college are still obvious -- he can explode out of his stance with significant power generated from his sturdy lower body, he's quick in short areas, he understands how to use his hands, and he's physical in general.
On the year he had over 100 tackles and forced five fumbles.
Boyd is now the third 2016 pledge for Texas, joining wide receivers Collin Johnson and Reggie Hemphill.