Boyd earns offers outside East region

With his last two offers, Clairton (Penn.) receiver Tyler Boyd confirmed to himself that he is not just a regional prospect, but a national one.

Wisconsin became the latest to offer Boyd when the Badgers came through with an offer Wednesday night.

“I’ve been talking to one of their coaches [Zach Azzanni] on Facebook,” Boyd said. “I wasn’t expecting an offer, but I knew one would come sometime soon.”

The Badgers aren’t a completely foreign team to the Western Pennsylvania prospect as they recruited his Class of 2012 teammate Trenton Coles before he committed to Pittsburgh.

Azzanni is pushing for the 6-foot-1, 175-pound junior to make a visit sometime during spring practice, but for now Boyd does not have any visit dates set.

Boyd will be seeing a handful of schools over the spring and summer, though, for 7-on-7 tournaments. One of those schools he will have a chance to check out while competing is Notre Dame, which offered him before the Badgers did.

“I’ve talked to [assistant Tony Alford] for a while now,” Boyd said. “He said they really love my film and told me to give him a call, and that’s when he gave me the great news.

“I was real excited by it. It boosted my popularity [among BCS programs] and means I’m getting more known. People know that I’m not just an ordinary player but a great player. They think I stand out above some of the players with my athletic ability.”