ESPN's Luginbill on Boyd

January, 29, 2009
1/29/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Here is what ESPN's Tom Luginbill had to say about quarterback Tajh Boyd's recent commitment to Clemson:

"We must say this is a very surprising pick to us and Clemson is now clearly stocked at QB for the near future. With Willy Korn and Kyle Parker both young and well armed, the QB race at Clemson is sure to heat up for years to come now that Boyd is on board.

"Boyd is the ideal guy for this offense as he would have been had he picked Oregon as well. He is intelligent, a man of high character and has excellent upside as both a passer and runner. We don't feel Boyd gets the credit he deserves as a passer -- he's not just an athlete playing QB, he's a true QB that is also a very good athlete. He isn't very tall, but he'll fit right in with Korn and Parker, both of them are right about 6-feet tall, too.

"His quick release and velocity on the ball is as impressive as anyone in this class. Clemson has got to be ecstatic about this pick-up."

Boyd is ranked No. 59 in the ESPN 150, and the No. 5 quarterback in the nation by ESPN's Scouts Inc.

In other ACC recruiting news, Boston College got a commitment from kicker Nate Freese, who picked the Eagles over Kansas. Freese, of Strongville, Ohio, made 10 of 14 on field goals during his senior season with a long of 53 yards. Eighty-five percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks. He also received offers from Air Force and Toledo.

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