Miles Boykin #81, a junior wide receiver out of Tinley Park, IL, is our next Notre Dame Fighting Irish player to profile. After two years on the team, Boykin is looking to make more of his mark. After a red shirt season on the scout team and then one as a part of a maturing group of wide receivers, Miles is now ready to take on the starting role at outside wide receiver. Miles is in full stride after a pretty positive and fruitful spring, so his skills need to be called upon to coincide with Equanimeous St. Brown, Chase Claypool, and Alize Mack.
3 Things to Know About Miles Boykin
1. He spent the 2015 season on the scout team helping out that very talented squad. Miles had to buy his time a little bit with Will Fuller completing his final collegiate season.
2. He was named the 2014 Prep Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune.
3. Miles is the starting outside receiver for the 2017 season, and he has 1 career touchdown.
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Miles’ first and only career touchdown. Decent route to get open. Very well done.
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Miles Boykin is really looking to make a name for himself in the 2017 season, and he does not take his role lightly. He is a strong competitor, claiming that how he and the rest of the team played last season is not what will happen going forward. As a starter, he is demanding more from himself and his teammates.
Look out for Miles this season as that outside receiver. If he can continue to run his routes with speed and ease and be “sneaky” as Brian Kelly said, then he can be a standout on this already strong receiving group. He’s going to need that speed to be able to be a strong asset for Brandon Wimbush. Reliability is going to need to be a strong characteristic of the wide receivers if the offense will fire on all cylinders. If Miles wants to make his mark, he will make sure he has that accountability.