Notre Dame transfer Boyd chooses USF
Former Notre Dame cornerback Spencer Boyd is coming to USF this fall.
The freshman from Cape Coral, who is transferring after enrolling early at Notre Dame in January, got the grade he needed on a summer class to assure him of being admitted at USF, his father Scott said Monday. Boyd called USF coach Skip Holtz to give him the news -- Boyd, who will sit out this fall as required by NCAA transfer rules, will still have a full four years of eligibility starting in 2011.
"He's in at USF. It's a done deal," Scott Boyd said. "There's nothing else to hold it up now."
Boyd got an "A" grade in the Anthropology class he took over the past month at Notre Dame, and he had considered West Virginia as an option if things hadn't worked out with USF. His father said it's still undecided what position Boyd will play at USF, but he said coaches are "leaning toward offense," where the versatile Boyd could be used at multiple positions but most likely at receiver.
Boyd is the second scholarship transfer reported for USF in the past week -- East Carolina senior fullback/tight end Kevin Gidrey said Friday that he is following Holtz to USF and will play his final year of college football with the Bulls. Former Auburn running back Dontae Aycock also is joining the Bulls as a walk-on this fall.
Boyd is the fourth member of Rivals.com's Florida top 100 in USF's incoming class -- cornerback Terrence Mitchell is No. 15, defensive tackle Todd Chandler is No. 41, Boyd is No. 70 and running back Marcus Shaw is No. 89.
It's unknown how many scholarships USF has available this fall, but there's been nothing to suggest the addition of Boyd and Gidrey put the Bulls out of contention for other transfers, like N.C. State receiver Donald Bowens and Colorado running back Darrell Scott. Bowens has a meeting scheduled for one week from today and should find out then if he's been accepted into graduate school at USF.
Boyd's decision could help the Bulls pick up a commitment for 2011, as Cape Coral's Edsel Caprice, a three-star defensive end/outside linebacker, said Monday he will be visiting USF on Tuesday and then deciding between the Bulls and North Carolina.