Western Michigan has been in the recruiting headlines a lot lately, but they landed another top commit today. 2016 cornerback Dontre' Boyd announced his commitment to the Broncos in a series of tweets earlier this afternoon. Per Rivals, Boyd is listed as a three-star prospect from Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan. The 5-foot-10 154 pound cornerback chose Western Michigan over offers from Buffalo, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Kent State, and Toledo, according to Rivals.
Boyd is entering his senior year at Martin Luther King High School, a powerhouse that has already produced defensive end Leon Page, a Central Michigan commit, defensive back Lavert Hill, a Penn State commit, running back Martell Pettaway, a West Virginia recruit, along with many others. Boyd will join fellow 2016 defensive back commits Darece Robereson and Emanuel Jackson to help anchor the Broncos' pass defense.
Western Michigan has been known to produce a great secondary and last year was no different. Western Michigan ranked just behind Kent State in pass defense as they allowed just under 218 passing yards per game. These three new prospects will looked to be called upon to help solidify the Broncos' secondary and be feared by opposing quarterbacks.
According to Boyd's YouTube video, he posted 22 tackles (3.5 for a loss) to go along with an interception during his sophomore season at Martin Luther King High School. While Boyd did spend some time as a receiver in high school, it is a consensus that he will spend most of his time as a defensive back. Boyd's top-line speed and ball-hawking instincts will help him prosper at the next level with the Broncos. Check out Boyd's must-see highlights below, courtesy of YouTube: