Notre Dame commit recap: WR Miles Boykin hauls in five touchdowns

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Miles Boykin realized early in Friday night’s game that Minooka High wasn’t inclined to adjust.

The Notre Dame wide receiver commit caught touchdowns on the first two possessions for Providence Catholic. It was the start of a record-breaking night.

Boykin finished with five receiving touchdowns, a school record, in a 56-13 pasting of Minooka.

“It was just my offensive coordinator and quarterback putting us in a good position, and changing the play at the line,” Boykin said.

It helped that Minooka couldn’t figure out a way to stop the 6-foot-3, 225-pound wideout. After catching touchdowns for 24 and 7 yards on the first two drives, Boykin expected the defense to throw different coverages at him.

“They really didn’t,” Boykin said.

That mistake led to 11 catches for 184 yards before Boykin finished gashing the secondary. Boykin’s most impressive play of the night came on a quick slant in the second quarter. He caught the short pass, slid off two defenders and side-stepped a third on his way to a 60-yard score.

That wasn’t necessarily his favorite, though. Boykin preferred the score on the opening drive.

“It set the tempo for the game,” he said.

Boykin added a three-yard touchdown catch before the end of the first half. His final score came on an 18-yard grab in the third quarter. It was a simple pitch-and-catch from quarterback Justin Hunniford, who looked Boykin's way all night with easy matchups.

Watch Boykin's highlights from Comcast SportsNet Chicago:

Here’s a recap of the rest of Notre Dame’s verbally committed recruiting class from the weekend:

S Nicco Fertitta: Bishop Gorman 23, Bingham (Utah) 20. Fertitta’s heroics saved the day for Bishop Gorman in overtime. After the Gaels (3-0) settled for a field goal to start the overtime session, Fertitta stripped the Bingham quarterback on a blitz and one of his teammates recovered the fumble to secure the win. Fertitta had four tackles, an interception, a tackle for a loss, and a sack in the narrow victory.

Watch Fertitta's game-winning play here.

WR Jalen Guyton: Allen 58, Dutch Fork (S.C.) 53. Every bit of Allen’s high-powered offense was needed in Friday night’s victory. Guyton caught four passes for 70 yards and one touchdown from Texas A&M commit Kyler Murray, who threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 183 yards and five touchdowns in the Allen (2-0) win.

Watch Guyton's highlights here.

WR C.J. Sanders: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 56, Birmingham 6. Sanders started the scoring again for Notre Dame on Friday with a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown. He also caught a 45-yard touchdown pass later in the third quarter of the Notre Dame (2-0) rout. Sanders has already scored seven touchdowns to start the season.

RB Josh Adams: Coatesville 47, Central Bucks South 34. A productive day for Adams wasn’t enough for Central Bucks South (1-1) to keep pace with Coatesville. Adams scoured on rushing touchdowns of 68 and 42 yards and finished with 152 yards on 16 carries. He also caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.

LB Josh Barajas: Andrean 28, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central 0. Barajas made plays on both sides of the ball as Andrean moved to 3-0. The Andrean defense allowed just 136 total yards in a shutout. Barajas caught a four-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. He reported double-digit tackles.

Watch highlights of Barajas here.

OL Tristen Hoge: Highland 62, Pocatello 0. Hoge helped clear the way for 397 yards for Highland’s offense in a blowout. The Rams (2-0) rushed for 240 yards and threw for 157.

Watch highlights of Hoge here.

CB Shaun Crawford: St. Edward 47, Glenville 7. Crawford started the scoring in a lopsided victory with a 30-yard touchdown reception. He recorded two tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass breakup on defense. St. Edward (2-0) held Glenville to just 175 total yards.

OL Jerry Tillery: Riverside 36, Evangel 30. Tillery played both sides of the line of scrimmage in the season-opening loss. Evangel (0-1) couldn’t hold on to a 27-14 lead in the third quarter.

DT Elijah Taylor: Cincinnati Moeller 39, Covington Catholic 0. Taylor and the Moeller defense dominated again in its second victory to start the season. Moeller (2-0) limited Covington to just 54 rushing yards and forced three turnovers. Taylor added four tackles and a sack.

OL Trevor Ruhland: Cary-Grove 24, Lake Zurich 7. Ruhland and the Cary-Grove offensive line opened holes for 275 rushing yards in the victory. The Trojans two wins to open the season have come against teams it lost to a year ago.

CB Ashton White: Bishop McNamara 27, Georgetown Prep 21. White forced two turnovers in the Bishop McNamara (1-1) victory. He hauled in an interception and caused a fumble in addition to his four tackles. White also caught two passes for 27 yards on offense.

Watch White's highlights here.

CB Nick Coleman: Kettering Alter 58, Withrow 7. Coleman played only sparingly in the second half of a runaway victory for Alter (2-0). He rushed 14 times for 89 yards and one touchdown.

S Prentice McKinney: South Grand Prairie 45, South Oak Cliff 38. McKinney and the South Oak Cliff (0-2) defense struggled to slow down its opponent for the second straight week. South Grand Prairie racked up 542 yards of offense and scored a touchdown in overtime to win the game. McKinney caught one pass for the SOC offense for nine yards.

DT Brandon Tiassum: Scecina 28, Park Tudor 3. Tiassum reported 10 tackles and two sacks in the weather-shortened loss to Scecina. Park Tudor (0-3) has struggled to start the season.

Watch highlights of Tiassum here.

DL Micah Dew-Treadway: Bolingbrook 51, Romeoville 14. Dew-Treadway and the Bolingbrook (1-1) defense limited Romeoville to less than 100 yards of offense. He totaled three tackles, one sack and three quarterback knockdowns.

Watch highlights of Dew-Treadway here.

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Wide receiver Miles Boykin, a 2015 Notre Dame commit, caught five touchdown passes Friday in a Providence Catholic victory. (Photo courtesy of Sun-Times Media)