Its late and I am exhausted so we have a short update. Aaron Boyd, the all-everything Wide Receiver from Henry Clay and brother of former UK QB Shane Boyd will be making his decision in the next week. This much you know. You also likely know that Boyd is a 4-star guy and likely the most important UK recruit of this 2008 Signing Class. You could know that he is down to four schools, Oregon, Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky and is assuring all reporters that he has no leader. If you are an observant viewer, you know that Kentucky has done a phenomenal job to get on this list after Boyd told us this summer he was barely even considering his hometown school. So you know the background for Boyd and if you are a big Kentucky football recruiting fan, you are on the edge of your seat to see what he will do in the next six days.
What you may not know however is that the place to get the latest news is a source called Educk, a site covering Oregon football. Apparently Boyd told EDuck, after ignoring calls from Oregon St’s EBeaver and South Carolina’s ECock, in a Portland Airport that he would be a Duck. However he has now apparently backed away from this and says he will make the decision this week. Those who have followed Boyd’s recruitment know that he has made lots of comments through the months and that this doesnt necessarily mean that he will end up in Eugene. However it does show that those convinced that there is no way Aaron will go far from home may be somewhat mistaken. While the true amazing legacy of this story is that there is a publication called EDuck and that those who work for it, do so with no apparent self-doubt as to the fact that they are in their 40s and they introduce themselves as being a part of “EDuck”, for UK purposes, the news just means that Aaron Boyd’s saga will likely come down to the wire.
For those of you that missed it, Rob Gidel is back writing during the Signing Day Period and his news below is chocked full of tidbits.
And our man Tom Leach has a great podcast interview with Larry Conley who gives his reasons for why UK has improved in the last few weeks. A must listen….
More throughout the day…..