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Recruit opts out of Scholarship for USMC

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Yes, I know the Marines don’t have Little Birds.  I like the picture.
In keeping with the anti-Pryor focus, Check out this selfless youngster, copy/paste from High School Football Star Kyle Boyd Backs Out of College Scholarship to Join Marines
High School Football Star Kyle Boyd Backs Out of College Scholarship to Join Marines
by Patrick McHugh on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 3:38PM Comments

Following a successful career on the gridiron for Mesquite Horn High School in Texas, Kyle Boyd looked to continue his career at the college level.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker initially gave a verbal commitment to Iowa State but later changed his mind, signing with Baylor in February.

Once again Boyd has changed his mind, but this time his choice is not with football in mind. According to The Dallas Morning News, Boyd has chosen to put his college football career on hold to join the Marines.

“It is totally Kyle’s decision, something that he’s been thinking about for a long time,” said Mesquite Horn head coach Rodney Webb, who added that many close to Boyd suggested he could join the military after college, but that the teenager’s decision could not be swayed.

Baylor head coach Art Briles had nothing but positive remarks for his would-be recruit.

“America is in good hands,” Briles told SicEmSports.com. “It’s hard to fight the USA. We can fight other universities for other players. He’s a great young man.”

Boyd does not begin basic training until February 2012 and will take fall classes at Baylor in the meantime. Briles said the program will not release Boyd from his letter of commitment, opening up the possibility of a return to the football field after his service is done.

Boyd finished his senior season with 116 tackles and four sacks, helping Horn reach the Texas 5A Division II Region II finals for the first time in school history.

About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

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