The Opening: Previewing Kris Boyd

Kris Boyd

Scout.com is profiling each member from the Midlands Region heading to The Opening next week at Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, and in this installment we look at uncommitted five-star cornerback Kris Boyd.

Kris Boyd



7v7 Team: Fly Rush
Position: CB
HT: 6'0 | WT: 180
Gilmer (Texas)


Recruiting: Boyd is not yet committed. He is considering in-state programs like Texas A&M and Texas and out of state schools like Oregon and Florida State.


Scouting Report: An elite level athlete with tremendous burst and top-end speed. He plays both ways in high school at RB/WR and CB, but figures to be a defensive player by most once he gets to college and has a desire to play defense in college. He has turn and run ability and his size at the position gives him an advantage in one-on-one coverage against big, elite level wide receivers. All of those skills will make him a very high level rated prospect.


At Stake: It is an extremely deep year for talent at the defensive back position and Boyd is in a battle to crack in to the Top Five. If he can hang with elite receivers in on-on-one situations his case has been made.


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