Top Illinois wide out nearing Irish offer
Junior wide out Miles Boykin of New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic made the trek to South Bend on Saturday with his basketball coach in order to see the Irish take on North Carolina on the court. "It was great, to be honest," Boykin said. "It was my second time there, the first being for the BYU game last season. Overall, it was a great experience." Boykin did most of his talking with Irish assistants Harry Hiestand and Bob Elliott. "Most of the staff is out town on vacation since signing day just happened," Boykin said. "But, I just got off the phone again with Coach Elliott. They have all watched my film, and they think that I'm the top player in Illinois this year. Notre Dame is recruiting me as a hybrid tight end/wide receiver." "So, hopefully, I think an offer is coming soon," Boykin added. "I think within the next couple of weeks." The 6-foot-5, 213-pound wide receiver also has offers from the likes of Michigan State, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech. "I don't have any favorites," Boykin said. "I like them all." But, should the Irish offer, would they be a legit contender? "Oh definitely," Boykin said. "I like that they are close to home, and it's a great place with outstanding academics, fans and football team." This spring, Boykin also plans to visit Michigan State, Ole Miss and Oregon, and potentially Notre Dame again. "I think I'm going to come back for junior day at Notre Dame on March 1," Boykin said. As far as his game goes on the field, Boykin was one of the top performers at the Under Armour combine in January. "I think my height is my best attribute," Boykin said. "I can go up high and get the ball over corners. That, and my speed. A lot of corners can't cover that combination." Boykin is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 30 wide receiver in the class of 2015.
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