Recruit charged with armed robbery two days before Signing Day

5 Feb

On Dec. 14, Lee’s Summit West High School’s Jamone Boyd, a four-star recruit at defensive end, tweeted two words, a pair of hashtags:

#kstate #committed

Listed on as 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, Boyd could have been instrumental in filling the holes left in the defensive line by the departure of last season’s seniors Meshak Williams and Adam Davis. For first-year defensive ends coach Blake Seiler, the sort of size and talent Boyd has could have been quite helpful.

Signing Day is not until Wednesday, but it looks very unlikely that Boyd will be coming to Kansas State after all.

Charged with five counts each of armed criminal action and first-degree robbery, Boyd is in jail.

According to the report by 41 Action News, Boyd was part of a group that broke into an apartment complex, struck some people on the head with a pistol, shoved them to the floor, stole their belongings, threatened to harm them if they called the police, and told the victims they would be back to rob them again soon.

As if that is not bad enough, this is not the first time Boyd has been arrested. Several months ago, a police officer at his school had to use a Taser on Boyd twice because he resisted arrest after being found with marijuana.

Not surprisingly, Kansas State officials had nothing to say, since Boyd never officially signed. It does not appear that he ever will.

While it is extremely unfortunate to see someone squander great natural ability, it also looks – from the story about multiple recent arrests and from a quick glance at his Twitter – that Kansas State may have dodged a bullet in not landing this recruit after all.



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