February 25, 2014
Boykin a top target for MSU
The wide receiver position is very important for Michigan State University when it comes to the class of 2015. One of the top players on the recruiting board at that spot is Myles Boykin of Providence Catholic High School in New Lennox, Illinoi. SpartanMag.com has the latest information on his recruitment.
One of the first players that received a scholarship offer from Michigan State for the class of 2015 is Boykin. Since that time his offer list has expanded greatly and he now holds double-digit scholarship offers including scholarships from other BCS teams such as Wisconsin, Illinois, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Virginia Tech and N.C. State.
We asked Boykin about his most recent offer and his travel plans.
I just picked up my 11th offer from Bowling Green University," Boykin said. "I am heading to Notre Dame this Saturday and depending on how my basketball season goes I might be at Michigan State on the 6th of March."
Boykin followed a strong junior season with an excellent performance at the Under Armour Combine. At that event he measured in at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds and clocked an impressive 4.41 forty-yard dash. Rivals.com cited him as a top performer and had the following to say:
"Boykin is a huge target at 6-foot-4 and he knows how to use his size to his advantage. He's also a pretty smooth route-runner so the combination of his size, speed and skills make him a problem for defensive backs. Anytime the ball is in the vicinity he knows how to go up and get it and he'll likely be a terrific red zone weapon at the next level."
Shortly after the Under Armour Combine Boykin shot up the rankings. He is now rated the #10 wide receiver in the nation d the #114 player overall. This sis another good example of Michigan State evaluating high-level talent early on in the process.
As far as his thoughts on Michigan State Boykin had the following to say.
"I think I have the best relationship with Coach Samuel and I really like him," Boykin said. "We are to the point where we will talk about things not even related to football so our relationship is just really good. To be honest I didn't get to look at anything other than the football facilities when I was there last so I really want to see the campus."
Boykin is still in the early stages of his recruitment, but the relationship he is building with the Michigan State staff should go a long way. While the success of a football program and the facilities as school has will be something he considers, two other factors are at the top of his list when it comes to making his choice.
"The coaching staff and academics," he stated.
In addition to Coach Samuel, Coach Ron Burton is also involved in Boykin's recruitment. The fact that both of them are actively involved is a sign if just how high a priority recruit Boykin is for the Spartans.
Boykin plans on attending several of the big camps and combines this spring and summer. He will have an opportunity to showcase his skills against many of the best players in the Midwest and the nation. We fully expect he will more than justify his lofty ranking and could move even high as the recruiting process unfolds.
SpartanMag.com will be sure to follow-up with Boykin in the coming weeks and have all the latest news on his recruitment.
Looking at the class of 2014 commitment list it is shocking to see that Michigan State did not sign a single wide receiver prospect for the class. The reality is that Athlete Matt Morrissey will likely get a long look at that position and even Monte Nicholson could play there in a pinch if need be. With that said, recruiting a wide-out who can come in and compete for playing time early on is a top priority for the Spartans and Boykin is a player they thing can do just that.
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