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Former Texas A&M running back Rakeem Boyd commits to Arkansas

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Texas A&M fans may have another chance to see former Aggies running back Rakeem Boyd play SEC West football – but this time, he’ll be in a different backfield.

Boyd, who spent the 2017 season at Independence Community College in Kansas, committed to Arkansas Monday, announcing his decision on Twitter:

Boyd, a 5-11, 200-pound running back, was rated as a three-star prospect when he signed with the Aggies in 2016 out of Houston Stratford. He didn’t play in 2016, and transferred away from the program in May.

At Independence, though, he revitalized his career and finished the season with 1,211 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns on the ground.

At Arkansas, he should add another rushing option to a Razorbacks squad that felt the loss of Rawleigh Williams III to a neck injury in 2017. Arkansas ranked 78th in the Football Bowl Subdivision last season with 164.2 yards per game. The Razorbacks must also replace leading rusher David Williams, who completed his eligibility in a 656-yard season.

For an Arkansas squad that has yet to add any other running backs in the 2018 class, Boyd could be a big part of the solution sooner rather than later.

Boyd’s old and new schools will face off on September 29 in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

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