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Wide Receiver/Tight End Miles Boykin (IL) Verbally Commits to Notre Dame!

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Coach Brian Kelly and his staff add another member to the 2015 recruiting class, this time from a consensus 4 star receiver from Illinois.

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Coach Brian Kelly received his 17th verbal commitment for the 2015 class today from WR/TE Miles Boykin (New Lenox, IL - Providence Catholic).  He is listed at 6'5"/208 lbs and reports a 4.41 40 yard dash per 247Sports.

Boykin most recently visited South Bend in the middle of June.  He chose Notre Dame over offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Florida and Oregon.

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Recruiting Service Rankings:

ESPN - 4 star (#35 WR, #4 IL), 80 Grade

Rivals - 4 star (#10 WR, #2 IL), 5.9 Grade (#116 Overall)

Scout - 4 star (#22 WR), #172 Overall

247Sports - 4 star (#34 WR, #3 IL), 91 Grade

247Sports Composite Score - 4 star (0.9185), #185 Overall (#22 WR, #2 IL)

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Highlights:

Highlights from hudl can be found HERE.

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Impact:

Immediate Future:

Regardless of the position that Boykin ends up playing at the collegiate level, it is likely that he take a redshirt his first year on campus.  This is especially true if the staff wants him as a flex TE option, as he will need to add ~30 lbs.

Long Term/Career:

There is quite a bit of variability between sites on Boykin-he ranges from 6'3" to 6'5".  He is a big target and may be a slightly better fit at TE for this offense, assuming he can put on the additional weight.  His size makes him difficult to redirect at the prep level and he does a great job high-pointing the ball.  He should grow into and excellent red zone option as well as a good target to move the chains.  Overall, his size is a nice compliment to the other receivers in this class and should have a very productive career for the Irish.

Welcome to Notre Dame Miles!