The Arkansas Razorbacks received a 2020 commitment from 6-4, 301-pound strong-side defensive end Andy Boykin during an official visit.
The Peach State three-star commit had offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Miami, and Florida State.
Many thought the top-20 nationally ranked defensive end would land at Auburn partially due to Troup County (Georgia) teammate wide receiver Kobe Hudson who is committed there. They also both played with in high school and had offers to play with 2019 Bama commit King Mwikuta. In 2018 the three helped lead the Tigers to the playoffs where they fell in the semifinals to eventual three-time (consecutive) state champion Blessed Trinity.
It takes a lot to stop Boykin from rushing on passing downs as shown 0:37 into the video below where he gets by not one but two blockers. You also see his upper body strength on full display as he’s able to use one arm to pull the quarterback down for a sack. Boykin has excellent closing speed and seems to take good angles to the ball carrier. The hiring of head coach Sam Pittman is a big turnaround in the recruiting of the big defender who feels like he can play anywhere on the line. The Razorbacks weren’t originally in his top two but Pittman quickly turned that around in a few short months.
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— Andy Boykin (@boykinandy_andy) February 3, 2020