Thursday, February 03, 2000

UK nabs QB Boyd, 4 all-state 1st-teamers

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shane Boyd, a quarterback who led Lexington Henry Clay to a 10-2 record and threw for nearly 2,000 yards, chose to stay at home to play college football and signed to play at Kentucky, the school announced Wednesday.

        Boyd, who passed for 1,994 yards and 25 touchdowns while running for 475 yards and eight TDs, had considered several out-of-state schools.

        He was among 20 players whom Kentucky announced signing, including four first-team all-state selections.

        Daniel Burnett, a defensive end from Lexington Paul Dunbar; Jeremy Caudill, a defensive tackle from Prestonsburg; and offensive linemen Matt Huff of state Class 4A champion Louisville St.Xavier and Josh Jaggers of Danville were the all-staters signed by Kentucky.

        Boyd was one of two second-team all-state selections signed by Kentucky. Gerad Parker of Lawrence County, who caught 238 passes for 4,736 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career, was the other.

        Louisville signed 21 players, including Bryan Station wide receiver and defensive back J.T Haskins, first-team all-state on defense. The signing class joins three mid-year transfers — Bobby Leffew of Boyle County, Michael Bowers of Butler (Kan.) Junior College and Robert Redd of Bowling Green State University — already enrolled at the school as newcomers to the Cardinals.

        “Once again, we were filling very specific gaps in our program,” Louisville coach John L. Smith said.

        Division I-AA Eastern Kentucky signed 16 players, including seven from Florida and five from Georgia.

        “We hit Florida and Georgia hard this year,” said Eastern Kentucky coach Roy Kidd, who will begin his 37th season at the school this fall.

Player Pos. Hometown (School)

Eric Arling TE Cincinnati (St. Xavier)
Shane Boyd QB Lexington (Henry Clay)
Daniel Burnett DL Lexington (Paul Dunbar)
Leonard Burress DB Memphis, Tenn. (Trezevant)
Jeremy Caudill DT Martin, Ky. (Prestonsburg)
Tommy Cook WR Victoria, Texas (Victoria)
Charis Dottin DB Texas City, Texas (Texas City)
Earven Flowers DB Temple, Texas (Temple)
Antonio Hall OL Canton, Ohio (McKinley)
Justin Hermes WR Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian)
Matt Huff OL Louisville (St. Xavier)
Josh Jaggers OL Danville, Ky. (Danville)
Antwoine Lias WR Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
Stephen Moody OL Pelham, Ala. (Pelham)
Gerad Parker WR Louisa, Ky. (Lawrence Co.)
Dewayne Robertson DT Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
Jason Rollins OL Mt. Vernon, Ohio (Mt. Vernon)
Claude Sagaille DB Evanston, Ill. (Township)
Chad Scott RB Plant City, Fla. (Plant City)
Anthony Stevenson RB Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
Dustin Wynn PK Middlesboro, Ky. (Middlesboro)

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