Two members of Tulsa's 2012 recruiting class leave program

Two members of Tulsa's 2012 recruiting class leave program

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] pair of players from Tulsa’s 2012 recruiting class, including the Golden Hurricane’s starting kicker, have left the program.

As a true freshman, Daniel Schwarz was inconsistent as Tulsa's kicker in 2012.

As a true freshman, Daniel Schwarz was inconsistent as Tulsa’s kicker in 2012.

Daniel Schwarz, who was Tulsa’s kicker on field goals and extra points as a true freshman, and Adam Boyd, a wide receiver who redshirted following a leg injury, are no longer with the program, according to the Tulsa World.

No reason was given for their departure and there was no information yet on a possible transfer.

Schwarz (6-3, 189) was the nation’s No. 10 by out of Lawton (Okla.) MacArthur High School. He was a prized recruit who┬áreportedly chose Tulsa over scholarship offers from Alabama, Texas, TCU and Oregon State.

As a true freshman, Schwarz was solid at times but also had his share of struggles. Against Arkansas, Schwarz missed two extra points and a 42-yard field — five points that would have been in difference in a 19-15 loss.

In the Conference USA Championship Game vs. Central Florida two weeks later, TU had driven 80 yards for a go-ahead third quarter touchdown but Schwarz’s point-after kick was low and blocked. Later with the Hurricane clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter, his 29-yard field goal attempt was blocked. Tulsa went on to win in overtime 33-27.

Going into the Liberty Bowl against Iowa State, he had missed on four of his previous eight field-goal tries, but he was 4-for-4 on extra-points and made a 40-yard field goal against the Cyclones.

For the season, he hit 12 of 18 field goals with a long of 45 yards, and 52 of 59 PATs.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Boyd was a 2-star recruit from McAlester, Okla. He was redshirted following a preseason leg injury.

Photo credit: Tom Gilbert / Tulsa World

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