Small Boykin coming up big for Rams

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 02:10 PM.

 “That’s what I am best at. I am not just a receiver,” Boykin said. “I make my plays by running the ball, returning kicks and punts. That’s me.”

After waiting for his time, the diminutive playmaker is showing he belongs on the big stage. Through two varsity games, Boykin has 73 rushing yards, 121 receiving yards and three scores. He galloped 49 yards for the Rams’ first touchdown in their 31-13 victory at New Bern last week.

“He could have stepped in and played a lot for us last year on varsity, but for different circumstances, we left him on JV,” Bryant said. “He is an incredible talent, has gotten a lot stronger and more physically dominating. I’m glad we’ve got him.”

Boykin has a goal of playing Division I college football, and is now beginning to get that attention. While most programs may see his height as a disadvantage, Boykin is not bothered by it.

“It doesn’t bother me. I play like I am as big as everybody else,” he said. “Five-foot-five, whatever I am, I play like I am six-foot.

“I think I can get some D-I scholarships. I just have to keep my grades up and do what I have to do on the field.” 

Off the field, Bryant said Boykin is a “great and funny kid.” On the field, Boykin doesn’t miss a practice or team workout.



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