It is many kid’s dream to play college ball, some get the opportunity by many leave it as a dream. A two sport start, 6’3” 2016 Ian Boyd has the opportunity to choose whether he wants to accept a Division 1 college scholarship to play basketball or football.
On Friday night, the first football game of the season, Boyd went for 4 catches for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns against Broughton. This type of prowess on the football has brought Boyd offers from Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Old Dominion, Georgia Southern, and Appalachian State.
As a sophomore, on the hardwood, Boyd let his Apex High School to a North Carolina 4A Public School State Championship. During his junior year, with a target firmly planted on his back, Boyd averaged 16 points, 7 boards, and 3 assists per game.
Boyd’s successes on the basketball court have brought him offers from Radford, George Mason, Western Carolina, Campbell, and Georgia Southern.
Boyd participated in the inaugural North Carolina Top 80. After that event we wrote, “Ian averaged 15 PPG, but this doesn’t even begin to tell the story. Ian has a college ready frame and the ability to score from the perimeter or in the post. He is a great inside/out player. Coach Murphy stated, “Ian is a monster player! He has a great build and ability to finish in traffic and with contact. More importantly, Ian is a willing passer and great teammate. He is also excellent in defensive rotations.” Overall, Ian is a fierce competitor and has the ability to “will his team” to victory.”
Boyd predicates his game on the defensive end, but also really uses his strength and explosion, “I take pride in my D, I defend hard. I also get to the rim well and find my team mates for open shots.” Boyd says he isn’t sure which sport he will play in college, but he will take visits for both sports, “I’m not sure which one. I’ll take visits for both.”
Boyd says he will take basketball visits during football season. He says that George Mason and Radford will definitely get visits. He also states he will take football visits during basketball. Boyd says that Georgia Southern, East Carolina, and Virginia Tech will certainly get visits.
Boyd is a physically mature player. He is a versatile defender both on and off the ball. He has big boy explosion at the rim, and loves contact. It will be interesting to see which way he goes. One thing is for sure, it is nice to have options.