Lake Dallas star to play in O-D All-American Bowl

Lake Dallas senior defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) evades a tackle from Centennial senior linebacker Steven Sacarello (33), Friday, September 2, 2016, in Corinth, Texas.  Jeff Woo/DRC

Lake Dallas senior defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) evades a tackle from Centennial senior linebacker Steven Sacarello (33), Friday, September 2, 2016, in Corinth, Texas. Jeff Woo/DRC

Lake Dallas star cornerback Kobe Boyce added a nice honor to his resume on Tuesday evening when he committed to play in the O-D All-American Bowl.

The Texas commit will take part in the showcase, which features alumni such as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.

The festivities will be held in Atlanta from Dec. 26-31, and will culminate with the game.

Boyce burst onto the scene last year when he was shined in several camps and ended up committing to Texas, choosing the Longhorns over 17 other offers.

In six games, Boyce has 18 tackles, with two tackles behind the line of scrimmage to go with two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal. He also returned a punt for a touchdown and has three catches for 106 yards and a score in limited offensive duty.

 

Falcons’ Boyce commits to Texas

Lake Dallas defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) signals an incomplete pass after breaking up a third-down pass intended for Everman's Chase Hall (1) during the Lake Dallas High School Falcons vs. the Everman High School Bulldogs playoff football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)

Lake Dallas defensive back Kobe Boyce (3) signals an incomplete pass after breaking up a third-down pass intended for Everman’s Chase Hall (1) during the Lake Dallas High School Falcons vs. the Everman High School Bulldogs playoff football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)

Kobe Boyce has lived in Corinth his entire life, but Lake Dallas football coach Michael Young just recently got to know him.

Boyce made a big impression on the football field last season for the Falcons after spending the first two years of his high school career at a small private school. His performance in Lake Dallas’ deep playoff run paid dividends when he committed to Texas on Sunday morning after a weekend visit to Austin.

Oral commitments are non-binding. The first day a Class of 2017 recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 1.

“I feel like that was a huge reason why I got noticed was how deep we went and how I played in the playoffs,” the junior cornerback said. “I felt like coming to Lake Dallas put me more on the map, too, and then I just showed out.”

Boyce, a 6-0, 170-pound corner, participated in Nike’s The Opening in March and caught the attention of several large programs, garnering offers from the likes of Arkansas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Mississippi, Mississippi State, among others.

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