Boykin previews senior season
Wide receiver Miles Boykin plans to be a regular at Notre Dame games this fall. The four-star New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic standout is one of the Irish’s marquee commits thus far in the 2015 class, committing to Notre Dame in June over the likes of M. “I can’t wait for the season to start,” Boykin said. “Mine and Notre Dame’s. I’ll be at all of their (Notre Dame’s) games except for the Stanford one because we have our game on Saturday that weekend.” Boykin is highly anticipating when the Wolverines come into town on Sept. 7. Michigan was runner-up to Notre Dame for Boykin’s services. “It’s going to be a big game for a lot of reasons,” Boykin said. “It’s the last time they play for a while and Notre Dame will have a lot of their top guys in town. I’ve been talking some to John Humphrey, and I know he plans on being there for that game. I’ll offer them any insight into why I chose Notre Dame personally. If they want the perfect combination of a degree and football, then there is no other choice but Notre Dame.” The 6-foot-3, 220-pound wide receiver will see an increase in his role as a leader this year. “I’ve been on varsity now for three years, but last year we were a senior-led team, so this year I’ll really have to step up and help the younger guys,” Boykin said. “I think a big part of that will be showing them how to handle the big stage and how not to get nervous before big games, and that comes through leading by example. Boykin hopes to travel to South Bend for a fall practice. “I talked to Coach (Mike) Denbrock last week after he had surgery and everything, and it was good to talk to him,” Boykin said. “I plan to get to Notre Dame next week for a practice, but we'll see if I can fit it in my schedule.” Providence Catholic will hit the ground running with its schedule, facing one of its biggest rivals, Joliet Catholic, in week one. “We start two-a-days on Monday,” Boykin said. “It was nice playing (AAU) basketball this summer, but I’m glad to have it over with and be able to focus on football. I don’t any (individual goals), but I want to win a state championship. We definitely have the pieces to be good, now we just have to put them all together.”
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