“At Vian, we run the ball about 70 or 80 percent of the time,” he said. “We're not hiding it. That's just how we play ball here.
“So I definitely want to improve on my pass blocking. And I want to get stronger. You can always improve your strength, and it will only help you.”
Vian coach Brandon Taylor knew he had a special player three years ago, when Boyd showed up as a freshman.
“He's started for us since he came in as a freshman,” the coach said. “He's one of those guys you hate to see go.
“He has a dominant presence on the field, he can dominate the line of scrimmage. He's a great competitor with a great work ethic. He's gonna graduate either No. 1 or No. 2 in his class.
“He takes pride in everything he does, whether it's on the football field or in the classroom. It's one of the qualities that separates him from other guys.”
Boyd's appears to play football with pure aggression, but to him, it's just business as usual.
“I have a job to do, and that job is to put the kid across from me on his back,” he said. “People say I play with a mean streak, but it's really just the opposite.
“I have a smile on my face while I'm doing it.”
The Oklahoman's Super 30
Name: Rob Boyd
Position: Offensive lineman
Committed to: Tulsa on March 31