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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