Boykin: "I loved it up there"

2015 Providence (Ill.) Catholic wide receiver has high praise fore relationships formed following his second visit to Michigan State.

Miles Boykin has seen his offer list increase lately, not only in number but also in the number of storied programs in the mix.

Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State all threw their name in the hat for the Providence Catholic (Ill.) wide receiver and he said it has been surreal to see more offers coming in.

"I just didn't think I would be this far and be this type of recruit," he said. "This is very surreal."

Michigan State offered Boykin back in the fall and he made a visit to East Lansing with Fenwick (Ill.) defensive back Aaron Garland.

"When I went up as a sophomore, I just got to see practice and didn't get to see too much," he said. "(On Thursday), I got to see everything, campus tours, we were in the stadium, we were meeting with Coach (Mark) Dantonio.

"They gave us everything and we got to see everything we wanted."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound wide receiver had previously seen a practice on his other visit to Michigan State and said it was one of the highlights once again.

"I liked the intensity of practice and the overall feeling of the campus," he said. "We ate lunch in the dorms and everyone seemed pretty nice. It was a great atmosphere."

Boykin spent time talking with current Spartans Tony Lippett, Keith Mumphery and Connor Cook.

"They just said it's a great place for you to be," he said. "Connor was saying how you could be there for my last year when I'm a senior."

The relationships he has formed through his recruitment with Michigan State are one of the keys for him – and are among the best relationships with coaching staffs he has, joining Illinois and Notre Dame.

"Definitely with Coach (Terry) Samuel," he said. "That's one of the best relationship I have with a coach period. …

"We talk once a week and we don't even talk about football. We were talking one night while watching the NCAA Tournament, just watching the game and talking about that. It's a great relationship."

So as he plan to hopefully cut his list of schools down to 10 as spring winds down and then five at the end of summer, he thinks Michigan State will be in the mix of schools down to the end.

"Definitely," he said. "I love it up there."

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