A McAlester High School student verbally committed to play football at the University of Tulsa at the conclusion of his upcoming senior season. Adam Boyd, the standout wide receiver and defensive back, called Tulsa Coach Bill Blankenship to accept an offer made June 10. Boyd, a key to the Buffaloes’ winning ways for the past three seasons, is excited about the chance to play football at Tulsa. “(This) feels really good,” Boyd said moments after talking to the coach. “It has been a dream of mine to play division one football and it’s cool to know it’s coming true.” Coach Blankenship, a former coach at high school football powerhouse Tulsa Union and University of Tulsa assistant coach, is in his first year of coaching at Tulsa said good things about Boyd during the conversation. “He said I’m the kind of guy that they win championships with,” Boyd said. “That really stood out to me.” According to Boyd, this milestone wouldn’t have been reachable without the help of his parents and coaches. His parent couldn’t be happier. “TU has a very strong academic tradition,” said Gary Boyd, Adam’s father. “They have first-class facilities and Coach Blankenship and his coaching staff really impressed us. I think it is a good fit for Adam. “His mother and I are extremely proud of him.” Although Boyd’s collegiate playing career is just over a year away, there is little doubt that his mind right now is set on finishing his high school career strong and winning the coveted 5A State Championship. “This doesn’t affect my high school career at all,” Boyd said.

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