Among the many notable visitors at Virginia Tech last weekend was talented 2024 three-star LB/DE Jordan Boyd out of Beech Island, SC. Boyd has emerged one of VT's priority hybrid linebacker/edge rusher targets for the 2024 class with his second visit to Blacksburg this year going quite well as he shared with us.
"It was great, I’m really feel like I’m starting to build a relationship with the coaching staff and it was great being back," Boyd said.
His visit had a fairly full itinerary as he told us.
"Well I got to catch up with some of the coaches as well as meet some new people from the staff. I also got to watch the players as well as the pregame events on the field," Boyd said.
His visit included spending time with defensive coordinator/LBs coach Chris Marve along with DL coach J.C. Price. That shouldn't come as a surprise given that Boyd is considered a hybrid LB/DE prospect by Virginia Tech per Boyd.
He had this to say about how his conversations with Chris Marve went.
"It was good, we didn’t get to talk long but he gave me some words of advice. He also told me they had a good game in store and they delivered," Boyd said.
He had this to say about his time with J.C. Price.
"It also went well. Again, there wasn’t a whole lot of time but I did get to introduce him to my family," Boyd said.
Boyd also got to spend a good amount of time with defensive analyst and former VT linebacker Jeron Gouveia-Winslow with Boyd adding this on those conversations.
"It was good. Now I did get to talk with him a little more, he was just giving a little rundown of how the day would go and what to expect," Boyd said.
Tech's clear heavy interest in Boyd should be a surprise to no one with Tech headlining an offer list that also includes Wake Forest and Missouri.
That list seems likely to grow especially given his size at 6'3'' and 215-220 pounds as a junior plus his production. In 3 games this season, Boyd told us that he's had 19 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 4 QB hurries. Safe to say, those are the type of playmaking numbers that are sure to attract even more Power 5 interest.
So how did this visit impact Boyd's recruitment and where Virginia Tech stands in it?
"This visit made me a bit more comfortable in Blacksburg and seeing myself possibly going there," Boyd said.
Virginia Tech is in a strong position for 2024 three-star LB/DE Jordan Boyd after a great visit this past weekend.