Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boyd's letter good news for Clemson

The arrival of quarterback Tajh Boyd's letter of intent at 9:47 this morning was excellent news for Clemson, which hasn't had much good news in recruiting this season.

In the wake of coach Tommy Bowden's resignation, the Tigers lost some high-profile commitments that caused the class to take a bit of a nosedive.

New head coach Dabo Swinney got involved with Boyd late and wound up with one of the best quarterbacks in the nation at a position where Clemson doesn't have much experience. Boyd is having surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, so it's uncertain whether he'll have an impact this season even though he intends to be ready for preseason drills in August.

But in Boyd and sophomore Willy Korn, Clemson will have two quarterbacks rated in just about everybody's top 100 overall prospects in their respective recruiting classes. In terms of raw talent, at least, the Tigers should be in good shape at quarterback. - Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

You might want to consider the facts before you trash Clemson's recruiting class. Clemson has 15 scholarships available. Therefore, they could not go out & aggressively sign 25 guys. They focused on a small group of highly rated players, like Boyd, and as a result they have an average star rating of 3.64 on Only 6 schools have a higher average rating for the players they signed. That's quite a nosedive. I'll take it.