Boyd picks Clemson over Ohio State, Oregon

January, 27, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Quarterback Tajh Boyd won't be wearing Scarlet and Gray this fall.

Boyd, the nation's No. 5 quarterback according to ESPN's Scouts Inc., announced at a news conference that he'll attend Clemson. Ohio State and Oregon were the other contenders for Boyd's services.

With only two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster -- Terrelle Pryor and Joe Bauserman -- Ohio State could look to add a signal-caller for its 2009 class. Boyd would have been an excellent fit at Ohio State, but the opportunity to join a team without a clear-cut starter likely made the difference.

The Columbus Dispatch mentioned Toledo commit Austin Boucher as a potential late recruiting target for the Buckeyes.

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