Interesting 11th hour tale about the recruitment of receiver Tyler Boyd, one of Pitt’s prized recruits for the upcoming signing day, yet still one of WVU’s top targets for next Wednesday.
Boyd has always liked the Mountaineers, but apparently Boyd’s closest company hasn’t always felt as liked as they would have preferred.
West Virginia was once thought to be the leader for Boyd, the 2012 Tribune-Review Player of the Year and a two-time pick as the state‘s top player in Class A.
But Payne said she is “uncomfortable” with how the Mountaineers have handled her son‘s recruitment, mostly because no one on their coaching staff ever spoke to her until Friday.
“I‘ve spoken to two coaches in the last two days, and that‘s the first time I spoke with anyone on the staff in at least a year-and-a-half?” she said. “If you‘re recruiting my son as heavily as you are, with all the other schools who have recruited him — I‘ve gotten something from somebody at some point; to not get anything, there‘s something wrong.
“They‘re apologizing. They‘re saying, ‘A mistake was made.‘ When did you recognize it? Just now, a week before Signing Day?”