October 19, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Jarius Boyd

Jarius Boyd is a senior 5’11 205lbs running back at Franklin High School in Franklin, Louisiana that runs a 4.52 in the 40 yard dash, and has won the Halik, Mineville and Grubbs offensive player of the week multiple times. Boyd recently led the red team with 55 rushing yards in the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game.

When did you start playing football and when did you begin to like playing football?

I started playing football when I was around 5 years old, they didn’t have a flag team so I had to play with the older kids. I began to like football as soon as I started playing.

What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?

With my athleticism I believe that I can play any position on the football field that would be my biggest strength. Since I like to run people over making people miss in the open field is not really my strength.

Who is your biggest motivator?

My Uncle Parker motivates me on and off the field; he keeps my head in the books and he use to be an athlete. He just stays on me, so I look up to him and I thank him for that.

What has football taught you about yourself as a person?

No matter how many times I lose that if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything.

Why should colleges recruit you?

I have a non-stop work ethic; I work anytime and anywhere however you want.

How have you improved since your freshman year of highschool?

It really hit me at the start; my freshman year really prepared me for everything. I believe that I improved in strength, speed, vision, knowing whats going to happen, it just helped me know the game more, and game me a better IQ.

What did you think about the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game you played in recently?

It was very exciting one of the best experiences of my life. Being out there with others who love the game, it was so exciting.