Michigan State is making a concerted effort to recruit Western Pennsylvania, and the Spartans sent out another scholarship to a Pittsburgh-area prospect on Sunday.
Tyler Boyd (Clairton, Pa./Clairton), No. 144 in the ESPN 150, reported an offer from the Spartans in a text message Sunday night. The four-star athlete Boyd is ranked No. 7 in the state of Pennsylvania, just ahead of four-star quarterback Damion Terry, a Spartans commitment. Four-star Jeannette, Pa., safety Demetrious Cox committed to the Spartans' 2012 class.The offer from the Spartans brings Boyd's total to 15. Boyd claims no leaders and did not make any visits this weekend. He was considering a visit to either Penn State or West Virginia.
Boyd (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) is one of the more dynamic playmakers in the state in the 2013 class. In the state championship game this past December, Boyd ran for two long touchdowns in the fourth quarter to lead Clairton to a title. Most teams, including Michigan State, is recruiting him as an athlete, but Boyd feels he is most explosive on offense. He is not averse to playing cornerback, though.