Sep 21, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly leads his team onto the field before the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Boykin commits to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish fans react on Twitter


Notre Dame added its 17th commitment for the 2015 class after four-star wide receiver/tight end Miles Boykin (New Lenox, Ill. Providence Catholic) gave his pledge to the Fighting Irish on Wednesday evening.

The 6-4, 220-poud receiver with 4.41 speed in the 40-yard dash picked Notre Dame over the Florida Gators, Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines, Missouri Tigers and the Illinois Fighting Illini.

The in-state program had held out hope that they would be able to keep Boykin in the Land of Lincoln when they were the first program to offer the jumbo receiver who could grow into an H-back or flex tight end in the coming years, but couldn’t overcome the momentum the Fighting Irish built after four visits since February.

Notre Dame fans were thrilled to add Boykin tonight after striking out on five-star recruits Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell who committed to Ohio State over Notre Dame this morning. Here is a sampling of the reaction from Irish fans on Twitter:

The biggest question with Boykin is where will he line up when he arrives in 2015, will he be a wide receiver in the mold of Michael Floyd or will he continue the long line of NFL-caliber tight ends to come out of South Bend?

No matter where he lines up, Notre Dame got a stud playmaker in Boykin who had 51 receptions for 730 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall for the Celtics and is the third wide receiver to commit to Notre Dame for this year’s class, joining three-star recruits C.J. Sanders and Jalen Guyton.

With tonight’s commitment from Boykin, Notre Dame now has four, four-star recruits in the composite rankings and moves past Tennessee and now owns the nation’s No. 7 class, according to the 247Sports team rankings.

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