Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin takes home prep honor

IRISH STEW

Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Just because Miles Boykin has officially arrived at Notre Dame, that doesn't mean the oversized wide receiver is done receiving awards for his lofty accomplishments in high school.

That was apparent this weekend, as Boykin — a 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver from Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill. — was named prep athlete of the year by the Chicago Tribune and WGN-9.

In his senior season at Providence, Boykin caught 65 passes for 1,035 yards and 19 touchdowns in 11 games, helping to lead the Celtics to their 10th state title. He also averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the basketball team, pushing Providence to a regional title there as well.

Last month, we documented Boykin's unusual recruitment and described how the four-star athlete ended up at a school he once hated — Notre Dame.

In his first fall on campus, the freshman wideout will have a daunting mountain to climb, as established veterans Will Fuller, Chris Brown and Corey Robinson all sit ahead of him on the depth chart.

But if his college career plays out anything like his stint at Providence, Notre Dame fans will see Boykin on the field — and in the end zone — soon enough.

Illinois wide receiver Miles Boykin arrived at Notre Dame in June (Photo courtesy Chicago Tribune).