While he is behind the pocket, Boykin certainly looks faster than the opposition but once he gets through the line of scrimmage there is another gear in his legs. Not only is he fast, but he has great balance and cuts very well. Just watching him dance in a crowd shows how great his hips are -- a must for any future cornerback. Boykin also shows a little grit as Fayette County moved him out to wide receiver when few teammates were catching the ball.
Defensively, Boykin plays safety and shows some real toughness. Creekside's quarterback last year, Eric Berry, was a one-man team and had to run for his life most of the game (something he and Boykin shared). On the second defensive play in this highlight, Boykin comes up and makes an assist on a third down play against a bigger running back. The next clip is the very next play, a fourth down play, in which Berry tucks the ball and Boykin shows he has no feat in making a big hit at a big point in the game.
Brandon Boykin Profile