Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
here is no rest for those on the recruiting trail in college football, not even when the National Championship in college basketball is being played down the street. The Indiana Hoosiers were busy Monday trying to jumpstart their 2016 class when they offered running back Rakeem Boyd out of Houston, Texas. Boyd is a three star recruit and the 422nd best player nationally according to 247 Sports Composite rankings and is also a member of the ESPN 300 Jr. Boyd has 16 offers, including the one from Indiana, headlined by Michigan, Nebraska, Utah, Missouri, and West Virginia.
At 5-11 and nearly 200 pounds Boyd had great size to be a playmaker in a Power Five conference. During his junior season in 2014 Boyd ran for 1,996 yards on just 194 carries and scored a whopping 24 touchdowns. Boyd has run for 3,830 yards and 52 touchdowns in his high school career. In his highlight tape Boyd shows the power and balance to break multiple tackles on long runs, while possessing the athleticism to hurdle and blow by defenders. He is a tough running who is not afraid to take on a defender and absorb contact.