Boyd visits Tennessee, but coach says Pitt is still No. 1

Written by Mike White on .

Clairton High School football star Tyler Boyd made an official visit to the University of Tennessee this weekend, but a Clairton assistant coach who has been involved in Boyd's recruiting said he believes Pitt is still No. 1 on Boyd's list.

Eric Fusco, a Clairton assistant, spoke with Boyd on the phone last night. Although Fusco said Boyd really liked Tennessee, Fusco also said, "I think it would take something monumental for things to change with him about Pitt. But he said it was really nice down there. They really rolled out the red carpet for him."

Boyd, who was recruited to play receiver, made a verbal commitment to Pitt in early January, but said that day he still might make some other visits. Boyd visited West Virginia last weekend.

Will Tyler Boyd dive into Pitt Wednesday?Although Fusco said he still believes Pitt is No. 1 with Boyd, Fusco also said there is a possibility Boyd might not sign a letter of inent with any college Wednesday, the first day high school seniors can sign with a college. Oh no. What do we have here, another Terrelle Pryor situation? Pryor waited weeks after letter-of-intent day to sign with Ohio State.

"There is no definite either way," Fusco said. "It's all going to boil down to the next four days. If he really feels comfortable over the next four days, then he'll sign. ... But he's not going to make a hasty decision."

Fusco also said not to expect many comments from Boyd over the next few days.

"He's pretty much in shutdown mode right now," Fusco said.


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