On Friday, Missouri received an unofficial visit from 2015 WR prospect Miles Boykin 6’4” 220 New Lenox (IL) Providence. Afterwards, Boykin spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about his visit to Missouri.
“(My Missouri visit) was awesome! I never pictured Missouri being how it actually was,” said Boykin, who made the trip from the Chicago area along with his mother and his coach. “It was the campus. I love the campus! I think it’s been my favorite campus that I’ve seen so far.”
Missouri commit and 2015 QB prospect, Drew Lock, acted as Boykin’s host and guide for the day. Boykin said that he’s gotten to know Lock over the past couple of months, since meeting him at the Chicago-area NFTC. It was at that camp that he ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash. He said his best 40-time was a 4.41 laser-time at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in January. Like Lock, Boykin also plays basketball for his high school team.
Boykin said that he was also able to meet current Missouri QB Maty Mauk and the entire Missouri coaching staff. He said that he likes the Missouri coaching staff, and the way that the depth chart at wide receiver is shaping up to provide him with an opportunity to play early.
“Coach Washington told me that when I get there, they will start me out on the outside, and get more familiar with it, and then as I progress, they’ll teach me to play the inside, and ultimately, I’ll be able to play on both the inside and the outside,” said Boykin, whose primary recruiter is Dave Steckel, but who used his visit to begin getting to know all of the Missouri coaches. “I really liked all of the Missouri coaches. I think they’re all great coaches, and I like the way they carry themselves.”
Boykin said that going forward, he expects to be speaking regularly and more frequently with Coach Washington. He also said that he is planning to cut his list down to 5 schools in mid-July.
“Missouri definitely has a chance (to be on that list of five),” said Boykin, who said that he’s planning a final decision prior to his senior season.
Boykin cited the opportunity for early playing time at Missouri, and the people at Mizzou, as among the positives offered by Missouri.
“I just really liked everything that Missouri showed me on my visit,” said Boykin. “I thought they showed me a lot of stuff that I didn’t think I’d see, you know, like the campus, the facilities, and you know, just the people there. It’s a great place!”