Boykin likes coaching staff at MSU

Providence Catholic (Ill.) wide receiver on Michigan State's radar. What have the coaches told him about a possible offer and when will he be coming to East Lansing?

Michigan State likes to use tall wide receivers on the edge and has its sights on Providence Catholic (Ill.) junior wide receiver Miles Boykin.

The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Boykin visited East Lansing in the spring.

"I was just very impressed with it," he said. "I liked that it was a nice campus, nice facilities and just the practice – the way they ran practice – was great and everything. It was nice."

Boykin said the thing that stuck out the most was how honest the coaching staff was with him. He met head coach Mark Dantonio, coach Ron Burton and coach Terry Samuel, who he talked with a few days ago.

"They are just saying that they are going to offer me for sure," Boykin said. "It's just a matter of me being on campus and that don't be worried about the offer because it is going to be coming. So, just keep doing what I am doing."

When that offer comes, Boykin said it will be big to him.

"I've always liked Michigan State and me and Coach Samuel are pretty close," he said. "He's definitely one of my favorite receiver coaches that I've met so far. I'm just going to be excited when I get that offer."

Boykin currently has one offer, from Illinois.

"I am very high on the Illinois program," he said. "It's my home-state school, so they show a lot of love down there – all the coaches and everything. They just tell me that I'm their number on recruit for the 2015 class right now and that they need to get me there. There's just a lot of love coming from them."

He said the most important thing in his recruitment is the coaching staff.

"I just want them to be upfront and truthful about everything," he said.

Boykin is hearing from Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and North Carolina State. Ohio State is recruiting him as a tight end.

Boykin said he is planning to visit Michigan State for its game against Michigan and maybe more.

"I plan to go to Ohio State and maybe a few more Illinois games and a few more Michigan State games," he said.

Boykin and Providence Catholic opened their season Friday against Joliet Catholic, which defeated Providence 42-35.

"As a team, I think everybody's goal is the same, just get to state and win it," he said. "Individually, I'm just trying to do the best I can to help my team. That's all I can really do."

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