Boykin is Irish

Four-star Providence Catholic (Ill) wide receiver Miles Boykin has made his college decision, he talks about why he picked the Irish inside.

It's official, the top remaining prospect in the state of Illinois has made his college choice. Miles Boykin of Providence Catholic is headed to Notre Dame.

The recruiting process was a long one for the four-star who started getting interest as a freshman, but in the end what the Irish had to offer was more than enough to secure his commitment.

"Just because the education of course," Boykin said. "And you know its one of the greatest places to play football. They have such great tradition there. And I just feel at home whenever I am on campus."

Boykin announced his top ten in May, and after that took another round of visits -- including one to South Bend.

"I went to visit like two weeks ago," Boykin said. "It was ust being around the coaches and a lot of the students and players there and just meeting with them and just realizing that I fit in."

At the end of the process there were six that stood out to Boykin.

"I was choosing between Illinois, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan, Florida and Missouri," Boykin said.

Now that the 6-foot-4, 215 pound prospect has made his decision he is pretty excited to pledge to the Irish.

"Probably that I think people are going to look at me differently now that they see that I am going to be going to school there and getting a great education," Boykin said. "When they see that I am going to Notre Dame they aren't just going to see me as a regular athlete. They probably don't even care that I am going to play football, it just really matters that I am going to be able to get my education at Notre Dame."

At the time that Scout talked to Boykin about the decision he had only broke the news to his future position coach -- and his reaction was what you might expect.

"I have told one coach, but I am supposed to talk to Coach Kelly at five Wednesday," Boykin said. "He was really excited. it was coach Denbrock he was really excited."

Plus, Boykin thinks you can't beat playing college ball 90 miles from home.

"Its extremely exciting that all my friends and family can come out and watch a game," Boykin said. "And that they can come down and visit me."

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