For Mater Dei wide receiver Robbie Boyer the choice to walk-on at USC meant that he could stay close to home, get a great education and continue playing football with his cousin, and best friend, Matt Barkley.
Boyer is a very talented wide receiver from Mater Dei HS and was considering attending USC, UCLA and Harvard. Last Thursday Boyer informed Pete Carroll and the USC coaching staff that he was going to attend USC because it was where he felt most comfortable.
“I felt comfortable with the coaching staff at USC and to get to play with some of my friends from Orange County and obviously my cousin (Matt Barkley) is going there, too. Basically USC was the place where I felt the most comfortable,” Boyer said of his decision.
While the chance to play with his cousin Matt Barkley was a major factor in his decision, Boyer explained that his familiarity with the USC program and the coaching staff were also major reason he chose USC.
Boyer makes the catch.
“They are awesome. They were very warm and welcoming,” Boyer said of the USC coaches. “They are great guys and seem excited about what they do and are excited about football.”
Boyer was one of the most productive high school wide receivers in the state of California in 2007.
The 6-1, 170-pound receiver had 57 catches for 1,033 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. He averaged 18.1 yards per catch and 93.9 yards per game. Of his 57 catches, 42 went for a first down or a touchdown.
Boyer led the CIF-SS Pac-5 Division (the highest rated division in California) in touchdowns and receiving yards.
He also helped lead Mater Dei to a share of the Trinity League title, and was an All-League First Team pick and an All-Orange County selection.
Boyer will enroll at USC this fall as a preferred walk-on.
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