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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Boyd picks Clemson over Ohio State, Oregon

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

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.