Lake Dallas corner Kobe Boyce’s stock is rising and now he’s going to be a Longhorn.
“I just love the atmosphere and how they treat their players after they graduate because they are still a part of the Texas family even when they have graduated and it’s a brotherhood and I love that,” Boyce told Inside Texas.
How he fits at Texas: Boyce has some nice recovery speed and played a lot of press coverage last year at Lake Dallas, both of which bode well for his chances of making it at Texas. At about 6’0″ or so he’s got nice size but will need to bulk up closer to 190 or 200 without losing that recovery speed. His technique should help and he clearly knows how to hang with routes while isolated in coverage. Another nice feature to Boyce’s game is that he understands how to play run-force and how to defend screens, both of which are essential in the Big 12. If he gets heavier and stronger he could be a future left cornerback at Texas. – IB
Coach says: I heard he measured at 6’0, 163 at the Dallas regional and clocked 4.49 in the 40 and 4.12 in the shuttle. The athleticism and agility show up on tape and he also shows a knack for always finding the ball in the air and making a play on it, which I love seeing from a young defensive back. Shows a willingness to fight through blocks on screens and appears to be a willing tackler as well. After watching him for the third time or so I feel like I didn’t give him enough love in my initial eval and Arkansas recently popped on him. In time I wonder if Texas will do the same.
How this affects Texas: Boyce is visiting Arkansas right now. He’s smooth in his pedal and quick as he shadows receivers in their breaks. I’ve talked to some skills coaches who told me Boyce shut down the Cedar Hill duo of Carmon Buckley and Charleston Rambo in training. Very interesting. Texas has been talking to him with more frequency and an offer wouldn’t surprise me. – EN