Boyd To UNC

Inside Carolina
Posted Nov 6, 2008

GASTONIA, N.C. --- Jhay Boyd has committed to North Carolina. The Ashbrook High School wide receiver announced his decision during a pep rally Thursday at the school's football stadium.

"I'm committed to the University of Chapel Hill," Boyd told a stadium full of students as he put on a UNC hat.

The Tar Heels beat out finalists Oklahoma, Missouri, NC State and Illinois.

Standing 6-3 and 185 pounds, Boyd is ranked the No. 7 wide receiver in the nation by He was recently selected to play in the Shrine Bowl -- an all-star game between the top players in North Carolina and South Carolina -- and has also been named to the prestigious Under Armour All-American Game (Jan. 4, ESPN).

Boyd has already caught 49 passes for 796 yards and eight touchdowns this season, despite Ashbrook's quarterback problems. He caught 47 passes for 1,151 yards and 11 touchdowns his junior season.

He has a reported 4.4 40-yard dash and a reported vertical leap of over 40 inches.

His offer list included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

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