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Boykin lands Virginia Tech offer

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Four-star class of 2015 jumbo wide receiver Miles Boykin from New Lenox (Ill.) Providence Catholic hit a half dozen offers on Monday when he received a new tender from Virginia Tech.
"Coach [Aaron] Moorehead had told me call him when I got a chance to, so when I got home I called him," Boykin said. "Earlier in the season he had been saying he loved the film and once the whole staff gets to watch it, hopefully he'll get to offer me. He said they watched it as a staff [Monday] and Coach [Frank] Beamer loved it, so they offered me."
Besides Boykin's earlier communication with the Virginia Tech coaching staff, the Chicagoland prospect goes into his recruitment with the Hokies with a solid understanding of what the offer means.
"They are a very prestigious program so I am just blessed to get an offer from them," Boykin said. "They have such a rich history there and they know what to do with the players they've got."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Boykin plays wide receiver in for Providence Catholic, but his size could allow him to move down to tight end in college.
"Virginia Tech offered me as a wide receiver and a tight end," Boykin said. "He told me, basically, no matter what happens when I am there he's going to move me around. In games sometimes I'd be in the slot, sometimes out wide. I kind of like the idea of moving around a lot because I feel I can do both."
Besides Virginia Tech, Boykin holds offers from Illinois, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Toledo and Western Michigan. He is working on a game visit to Michigan State for the Nov. 30 weekend, and plans to attend Notre Dame's game at BYU this Saturday. The Irish have yet to offer, but contact with their staff has been ongoing this fall.
"Coach [Chuck] Martin came up to school and gave my coach his number," Boykin said. "We've been talking maybe once every two weeks and he just really wants to get me down for a game.
"He said I am on their radar, so hopefully when they watch my film we'll be good to go. I know a degree from there is outstanding. They are an outstanding football school and an outstanding academic school as well."
Providence Catholic bowed out of the Illinois High School state playoffs this past weekend with a one-point loss in the regional finals. Prior to his junior season, Boykin had impressed at off-season events like the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour.
"To be honest, I thought my progression from sophomore year to junior year was far beyond what I thought it would be," Boykin said. "I put a lot of work in during the season and Core 6 helped me out a lot. Going to all these camps and seeing the talent just made me believe in myself more."
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