The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are slowly building one of the top recruiting classes in the country for the 2015 year, and that class got just a bit better on Wednesday night with the commitment of four-star wide receiver, Miles Boykin.
Boykin, out of Providence Catholic in New Lenox, Illinois, is the 23rd-rated wide receiver in the 2015 recruiting class according to 247 Sports and the second-rated overall player in the state of Illinois.
At 6-4 and 220-pounds, Boykin has the perfect size to come in and possibly make an immediate impact for Brian Kelly and crew, and with a reported 40-yard dash time of 4.41, could also become one of the best deep-ball threats the school has seen in quite some time.
However, should that body fill out any further, there’s a good chance a move to tight end could be in the future as well.
— miles boykin (@MBoykin814) July 3, 2014
Coming into this decision, it was really no secret that the talented Illinois native would be heading to Notre Dame to play his college football. The recruiting experts at 247, with their crystal ball predictions, had him at 95% in landing with the Irish, and in the end, they were indeed correct.
Boykin held a slew of offers from other schools such as the Michigan State Spartans, Florida Gators, and Arizona State Sun Devils.
Boykin now becomes the 17th commitment in this Notre Dame 2015 class and the first tight end of the group that will no doubt be making a run for the top five in the rankings very soon, especially with tonight’s announcement.