Upon arrival in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines’ coaching staff wasted no time pulling out all the stops for Boykin, his parents, and brother.
“I thought it was a nice campus,” Boykin said. “It’s Michigan. They’re always updating things and finding ways to make Michigan one step ahead of everyone else.”
“They took us to The Big House and I tried on a jersey and things like that. Then we went on a campus tour with academics and then I was back with Coach Heck and he just sat me down and showed me how they were going to use me in the offense.”
Standing a towering 6-foot-4, 215-pounds, similar in stature and skill set to Michigan junior Devin Funchess, watching some of the Wolverines’ game film proved key on his visit, noting it was his favorite part of the trip.
“It was more of what Michigan did this past year,” Boykin said. “They showed a lot of Devin Funchess and then they played my highlight film and kind of compared some of the things that I’m doing.
“It made me feel really comfortable in that offense, before, if I’m even in that offense. It just made me feel comfortable watching me do things similar to that.”
For Boykin’s father and brother, their time in Ann Arbor was exciting on a different scale.
“My dad and my brother are the biggest Michigan fans I know,” Boykin said. “So they loved it.”
Boykin adding, “When we got back home my brother looked at me and he said, ‘Miles, you’re a better man than I am.’ And I asked what are you talking about? And he was like, ‘I would’ve committed already bro.’
“So, of course he wants me to go there but my family is supportive and will support me wherever I go.”
Boykin says he plans to be back in Ann Arbor for another unofficial visit this summer, though no date has been setup.
When the four-star talent does return, he knows exactly what his focus will be during the visit.
“Next time I go down there I’m going to meet some of the players,” Boykin said. “I think that’s the next step for me is just meeting some of the players and seeing how I fit in with them.”
Competing at the Midwest Elite Showcase in Avondale, Mich. just a week ago, Boykin had the chance to get to know 2015 Michigan quarterback commitment Alex Malzone who continues to stay in touch.
“Me and him talked for a little bit,” Boykin said. “He actually hit me up today on twitter and asked how I liked the visit and everything.
“I told him I liked it. I told him I had fun and it was a great visit. I just got to see how I fit in with the players.”
As far as what he’s looking for in his college destination, one specific criteria stands out above all else.
“The one factor is just how I fit in,” he said. “The situation is all it’s about. I got to be able to fit in with where I’m going.”