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.
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 Rivals.com out of Lawton (Okla.) MacArthur High School. He was a prized recruit who reportedly 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