1-on-1 with Tajh Boyd

Tajh Boyd

What happens to players after commitments don't work out with certain programs? Do they look back? Wonder what might have been?

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Coming out of the Old Dominion State in the 2009 signing class, Tajh Boyd ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in the nation.

A relationship was forged with then-Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer and soon enough the Scout five-star was completely bought into being a Volunteer.

After Tennessee’s 2008 season, Fulmer was relieved of his duties in favor of Lane Kiffin. The Hampton, Va., product was told by Kiffin that his Pro-Style offense didn’t suit Boyd. So, Boyd shifted gears and wound up with the Clemson Tigers.

Boyd enjoyed an illustrious career at Clemson, winning 32 of 40 games he started and threw for 3,851 yard with 34 touchdowns and 11 interceptions his senior season.

That was enough to catch the eye of the New York Jets, who selected Boyd in the sixth round of the NFL Draft in May.

This week, Boyd is a counselor at the Elite 11 competition at NIKE Headquarters, passing along what he’s learned about the position and how tricky the recruiting game can be. InsideTennessee spoke one-on-one with Boyd on Monday afternoon to get his thoughts on Tennessee these days, what advice he has for players being recruited, how important height is to the quarterback position and more:

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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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