The 6-foot-2, 225-pound inside linebacker chose Iowa State over Baylor, Wyoming, and Louisiana Monroe. He told Cyclone Sports Report that there were a lot of reasons for him choosing Iowa State.
"They were my first offer and I have always wanted to play in the Big 12," said Boyd. "When I went up on my visit in April, I really liked it up there. It was a good town and I really liked the coaching staff. Coach Rhoads is a really nice guy who seems to put the players first and he also really cares about academics also with his players."
Kyle said the Cyclone coaches have always made it clear why they were recruiting him so hard.
"They really like how I keep my shoulders square and fire to the ball," he said. "They feel that I play downhill and that I am a very quick linebacker."