For Mater Dei wide receiver Robbie Boyer the choice to walk-on at USC meant that he could stay close…
Boyer Talks About First Visit
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei receiver Robbie Boyer visited UCLA this past weekend, and though he left without an offer, he still had a good experience on the trip. "It was a great trip and I really had a good time on it," said Boyer. "David Martini from Los Gatos was my host. I also got to meet a lot of the other players and recruits. I met Alterraun Verner, he was E.J. Woods' host and I met Bret Lockett too. The players were all really cool." Boyer said that while he didn't get an offer from Rick Neuheisel, he was encouraged by their conversation. "Coach Neuheisel is a really good guy and I had a good conversation with him. He said that they are going to try and find me a scholarship. They have four receivers committed right now, and some offers out to other guys from before he got there, so he's trying to get recruiting organized. He said they like me a lot and to hang on until they know the scholarship situation," said Boyer. Boyer, who is playing in the SoCal Bowl this weekend at CS Fullerton, said that a home visit is likely going to take place with UCLA. "Coach Neuheisel said he would probably come to the house next week after I'm done playing in the game," said Boyer. On his way home from the visit, Boyer said he heard from Cal. "That came out of nowhere, because they weren't really recruiting me for a long time and I hadn't heard from them. But Kevin Daft, who used to be their quarterback coach, is now their receiver coach and he said he wanted to get my newest film and my transcripts," said Boyer. "So we'll see what happens there." Boyer attended USC's Rose Bowl practices and they've indicated to him that they'd like to bring him in as a preferred walk-on. "But they haven't talked with me about an official visit," said Boyer. Boyer has an offer from Air Force and Harvard, but he said his preference is to stay on the West Coast. "I'd like to stay in California and be close to my family," said Boyer. Boyer said no decision was imminent on what he would do, whether it was accept a late offer, or to walk-on somewhere," said Boyer. "I still have some time before Signing Day, so I'll see what happens between now and then," said Boyer. As a senior, Boyer had 57 catches for 1,033 yards and scored 14 touchdowns for the Monarchs.
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