Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer is one of the top teams in the state of Ohio's highest classification again in 2012, but this year they are doing it without the roster full of marquee names they have had in the past. One prospect who is starting to emerge as a Division I talent, however, is junior wide receiver Chris Boykin.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Boykin reeled in 32 catches for 442 yards and 10 touchdowns just in Whitmer's ten regular season games out of a run-oriented offense. That type of production has already started to attract the attention of Division I programs.
"There are a couple colleges that are liking me right now," Boykin said. "I have been in contact with Indiana. I saw them when they played Ohio State. I think it is a really good college and is going to be a really good football program."
Boykin also likes that Indiana plays in the Big Ten and his hoping to attract more attention from programs in that conference.
"I liked Big Ten schools because they really like to spread it out and pass the ball," Boykin said.
Outside of the Big Ten region, though, there is one school further south Boykin has a history with and would like to see recruiting letters from.
"I like [Oklahoma] growing up because that was a big program for my family," Boykin said. "I have a lot of family that lives in Oklahoma."
Whitmer is 14-0 on the season after a win over Mentor on Saturday in the state semifinals. They now head into a state championship matchup with Cincinnati Moeller this Saturday for the Division I title.