Baylor Offers Gilmer Junior Kris Boyd
A fifth Big 12 Conference school offered Gilmer's Kris Boyd on Wednesday evening.
Baylor offered the 6-foot, 175-pound two-way standout for the Buckeyes who will likely play cornerback at the next level. InsideTexas.com broke the news via Twitter just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Baylor joins Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech as Big 12 programs that have already offered Boyd, who has assembled two stellar seasons as a sophomore and junior.
Boyd has led Gilmer in rushing each of the last two seasons, amassing 2,467 rushing yards, 3,026 yards from scrimmage, and 44 total touchdowns.
He finished the 2013 season with 1,191 yards and 19 touchdowns on 113 carries, along with 22 catches for 333 yards and four scores. Defensively, Boyd recorded 29 tackles, a team-leading three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two pass breakups.
As a sophomore, Boyd ran for 1,276 yards and 19 touchdowns on 161 carries while catching 20 passes for 226 yards and two scores. He added 18 tackles, one forced fumble, and three pass breakups from his spot in the secondary.
Baylor has been active recruiting East Texas' 2014 and 2015 classes with 11 offers out in the region.
Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon and Liberty-Eylau athlete Davion Hall, widely regarded as the region's top two players in this year's senior class, are committed to Baylor, as well as Nacogdoches senior defensive end Greg Roberts and Troup junior quarterback/athlete Blake Lynch.
Longview senior defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson, who recently said he plans to commit Monday, has named Baylor, Texas, and Texas Tech has his final three.
East Texans With Baylor Offers
- 2014 -- K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant (committed to Baylor)
- 2014 -- Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau (committed to Baylor)
- 2014 -- Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview (18 offers)
- 2014 -- Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches (committed to Baylor)
- 2014 -- Kevin Shorter, RB/ATH, Newton (committed to Texas)
- 2014 -- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer (5 offers)
- 2015 -- Justin Dunning, S/ATH, Whitehouse (committed to Texas A&M)
- 2015 -- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview (6 offers)
- 2015 -- Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup (committed to Baylor)
- 2015 -- Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater (committed to Texas A&M)
- 2015 -- Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs (8 offers)
2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 175 -- offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (5)
- Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 -- offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
- Key'Vantanie "KeKe" Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 -- committed to Texas; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech (3)
- Justin Dunning, WR/S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 -- offers from Baylor, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (9)
- Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 -- offers from Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (6)
- Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 -- committed to Baylor; offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
- Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 -- committed to Texas A&M; offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (16)
- Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 -- offer from Houston (1)
- Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 -- offer from Houston (1)
- Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (8)
- Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 -- offer from SMU (1)