It has been a difficult year for four-star prospect Terrence Boyd. Time is running out in the season, and Boyd is still ineligible to play for San Diego High School. Nonetheless, colleges are well aware of his ability, and he will take an official visit to his leader this weekend.
An Oklahoma native who has been to various high schools in various locations, Boyd claims his move to San Diego is legitimate.
"My mom moved to San Diego because she had job opportunities," said Boyd, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound small forward. "Instead of going to school away from her, I wanted to go with her so I could be with her."
The California Interscholastic Federation's San Diego Section, however, has a different take on the situation, ruling Boyd and two other transfers to the school ineligible because of undue influence bringing them to the school. Boyd is waiting for another hearing on February 5.
As a rising ninth grader, Boyd burst onto the national scene playing with the 17-under DC Assault program, and this past summer he ran with the Oklahoma based Athletes First club, so college coaches are well aware of his abilities.
This weekend, Boyd will travel to Oregon State for his first official visit.
"I have a top five school list of UConn, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Oregon State and Kansas State," said Boyd. "Oregon State is my leader right now because the coaches have been spending a lot of time recruiting me and are showing me the most love."
Despite Oregon State's prominent position on his school list, Boyd said a commitment to the rising program is unlikely before he takes some other visits.
"I really want to take my time," he said. "I want to see what's out there. UConn and Pittsburgh have been staying in touch with me regularly, so I'd like to set up visit with those two schools next."
Boyd, who is the No. 50 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, is still awaiting his score from his standardized test, but he expects to qualify academically.
"The one thing now is that I'm not worried about ball," he said. "My focus right now is my academics."