After a stellar performance at Illinois camp earlier this offseason class of 2015 New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic wide receiver Miles Boykin nabbed his first offer. The early love from the Illini put the school in a very good position with the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Boykin.
"It's my hometown school so of course I'm interested," Boykin said. "I'm going to a few other camps but I really like Illinois."
Boykin has also camped at Michigan State and is planning on attending Ohio State's camp next with hopes of earning an offer.
"Hopefully Ohio State offers me in July when I go there," he said. "They said if I do good they should be able to offer me."
Boykin has been in regular contact with Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel and said an offer from the Buckeyes would be them right in the mix.
"I would be very interested in Ohio State," he said. "I've talked to Mike Vrabel and I really like him a lot."
In the meantime the Illini continue to hold down Boykin's No. 1 position.
"I like the campus, it's huge," he said. "They said over summer all they do is renovate stuff and make everything seem more new. They're always updating stuff and I like that."
Even though Illinois is closest to home, Boykin said playing close to home won't play a big factor in his recruitment.
"I don't think so," he said. "I don't have a problem going far away or staying close."