Providence’s Miles Boykin commits to Notre Dame

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Even though Scout.com four-star receiver Miles Boykin of Providence had offers from all over the country, he has given his verbal commitment to one of the closest schools on his radar: Notre Dame.

“Just because the education of course,” Boykin said. “And you know it’s one of the greatest places to play football. They have such great tradition there. And I just feel at home whenever I am on campus.”

The 6-foot-4, 220 pound prospect named a top ten in May and after that announcement took several return trips to schools on the list, including the Irish.

“I went to visit like two weeks ago,” Boykin said. “It was just being around the coaches and a lot of the students and players there and just meeting with them and just realizing that I fit in.”

Boykin is the first area prospect to choose the Irish in the class of 2015, but he joins three athletes who enrolled as freshman in June: former Montini linebacker Nile Sykes, Crete linebacker Nyles Morgan and Marist tight end Nic Weishar.

When Boykin visited South Bend he got a chance to spend time with several of them, all of which he knows very well.

“I mean we really didn’t talk too much about the school we just talked in general, I talked to Nile Sykes and of course Nic Wieshar,” Boykin said. “Who I’ve known since like fourth grade so.”

He continued, “They have told me that the college part of it would be hard but just begin with them 24/7 is going to be great and once you graduate you should be set for a lifetime. Nic actually texted me Monday and said ‘you better be Irish come Wednesday.”

Boykin picked Notre Dame out of a top ten which consisted of Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oregon, and Virginia Tech. Although the decision was one that Boykin is happy about, it certainly wasn’t easy.

“I mean it was definitely hard because you have formed relationships with the coaches and you have to let that go,” Boykin said. “Especially when every school has something different to offer than the other ones.”

But overall, Boykin is excited to call himself Irish, and to stay in the Midwest to play his college ball.

“Its extremely exciting that all my friends and family can come out and watch a game,” Boykin said. “And that they can come down and visit me.”

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