Around the State

Here is the latest news and notes from around the state of Illinois on Scout Recruiting.

Providence wide receiver Miles Boykin has made his college choice, giving his verbal commitment to Notre Dame. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound four-star prospect is the fourth highest rated prospect in the state according to Scout.com.

“I picked Notre Dame just because the education of course,” Boykin said. “And you know it's 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.”

He added, “I went to visit like two weeks ago, It was just 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.”

Boykin is the second area prospect to choose the Irish in the class of 2015, including Bolingbrook defensive lineman Micah Dew-Treadway.

He also joins two athletes who enrolled as freshman in June: former Crete linebacker Nyles Morgan and Marist tight end Nic Weishar. When Boykin visited South Bend he got a chance to spend time with several of them, all of which he knows very well.

McNulty chooses Ball State

Bolingbrook has another prospect headed to play division one football, rising senior cornerback Armani McNulty who verbally committed to Ball State.

“I really liked Ball State from the beginning. But when I went on the visit it really tipped the scale, the campus was great,” McNulty said.

Plus McNulty, a Scout.com three-star, had a good connection with the coaching staff on that visit too.

“All the coaches loved me and the football program is going to be solid for the next couple of years,” McNulty said. “They have had back to back winning seasons and a bowl appearance last year. It was a program that would have been very hard to turn down.”

The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect is looking forward to a big senior season for the Raiders, alongside Minnesota pledges Jacob and Julian Huff and Notre Dame commit Micah Dew-Treadway.

Sykes transfers

Former Montini linebacker Nile Sykes has left Notre Dame for Indiana. The school announced news of his transfer Friday after Notre Dame released him from his letter of intent which he signed in February.

This type of transfer is unusual but could be a good fit for Sykes because of the change in defensive system from the Irish to the Hoosiers, according to Scout.com national analyst Allen Trieu.

"It is a little unusual for a kid to make a move like this at this point in the year but I always felt that Nile's ideal fit was in a 3-4," Trieu said. "He will get a chance to play in that system now and should have a chance to compete for time immediately because he has the valuable skill of being able to rush the passer."


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