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      Former Lafayette High star Qua Boyd commits to UAB football

      Fourteen of the 21 football players who signed with UAB this month were junior college transfers.

      The Blazers plan to have at least one junior college signee in next year's class too, after Qua Boyd committed to the program on Thursday.

      Boyd played at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi last season and before that he was a three sport star at Lafayette High School.

      The 6-foot-5, 215 pound Boyd is expected to play tight end at UAB but last season he lined up at tight end, wide receiver and quarterback for Jones County. He caught one touchdown, threw for another and ran for 11 scores as a wildcat quarterback.

      Boyd says he hopes to enroll in school in January so he can take part in spring practice in 2015.