Notre Dame received its 13th commitment in the recruiting class of 2010 on Friday as Spencer Boyd gave word that he will be attending college in South Bend.
Boyd made his commitment after there was much speculation that Notre Dame would end up his college choice.
The recruiting class now grows to 13, as Boyd becomes the third defensive back to commit so far this season. He comes in as another three-star recruit, the same ranking given to fellow defensive backs Chris Badger and Lo Wood who have already given their word to Notre Dame for next year.
He is also the second commitment to come from the state of Florida so far this year with Lo Wood being the other.
Boyd brings the fastest listed 40-time of any of the three defensive backs so far in this class as he was clocked at 4.56 seconds. He also checks in nearly 20 pounds heavier than Lo Wood as he tips the scale at 178 pounds.
What I have liked while watching Boyd in his highlight videos is that he can really pack a punch at the cornerback position. He isn't perfect size for a college cornerback but he does have the tools that will likely carry him a long way at Notre Dame.
In successfully recruiting Boyd to Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish coaching staff has addressed a severe need by bringing in now three defensive backs in this years class. After bringing in only one DB a year ago, it was of utter importance to stockpile them this year.
It can safely be said that they are off to a good start, but I would be shocked if at least one more defensive back isn't brought in this year.
Boyd shows that he is bound to make mistakes in his highlight video, but has the speed to be able to make up for those at the high school level. Sure he is a three-star recruit just like the other two defensive backs in this years class but from what I have seen I feel that Boyd has the greatest chance to make a major impact in the defensive backfield of the three.
Welcome to Notre Dame, Spencer Boyd!