#5 Rakeem Boyd

RB | So | 6-0 | 200 | Stratford, Texas | Stratford HS / Independence CC (Kan.)

HIGH SCHOOL: No. 3 JUCO running back nationally, according to 247Sports … Out of high school, was a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals, ESPN top 300 recruit, consensus top-25 running back with a best of No. 8 by Rivals … Rushed for 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games at Independence in 2017, posting 6.3 yards per carry … Averaged 121.1 yards rushing per game … Topped 100-plus yards on the ground in five games, highlighted by a 215-yard performance at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and a 303-yard effort against Coffeyville Community College … In the regular-season finale on Nov. 11, rushed for 303 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries … In the Midwest Classic Bowl on Dec. 3, had 215 yards and three scores on 35 carries and was named offensive MVP of the game … Logged a rushing touchdown in six games and multiple touchdowns in four games … Posted a season-high four rushing touchdowns against Ellsworth Community College … Rushed for 6,436 yards and 80 touchdowns in his high school career … Helped Stratford reach the state semifinals in 2013 and the regional quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015 … Named the District 19-5A Overall MVP as a senior in 2015 … Was the District 19-5A Co-MVP as a junior and ran for 2,519 yards and 29 touchdowns on 246 carries, averaging over 10 yards per carry in 2014 … Earned First-Team All-State honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association … Earned first-team all-district honors and Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore in 2013 … Rushed for 1,621 yards and 19 scores … Saw time on varsity as a freshman in 2012 … Coached by Eliot Allen at Stratford High School … Spent his freshman season at Texas A&M before transferring to Independence … Out of high school chose Texas A&M over Arizona State, Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska … Chose Arkansas over offers from Arizona State and Colorado.