Florida lost h-back Trey Burton last year to graduation and the Gators’ coaching staff is desperately trying to find someone with his skill set to fill in to the new “B” position.
One prospect that the Gators just offered for the position is Miles Boykin (6-3, 212 New Lenox, Ill Providence Catholic) who spoke to the head man himself.
“Coach [Will] Muschamp offered me from Florida a few weeks ago,” Boykin said. “He was just telling me that Florida is a great opportunity for me and that he can’t wait to get me on campus this summer to show me everything and to let me meet everyone.”
When Boykin spoke to Muschamp the Gators head coach expressed to Boykin what the “B” position does in the Gators offense.
“Coach Muschamp said he wants me to play the “B” position in the new offense down there,” Boykin said. “I think it’s an awesome opportunity to go up against linebackers and safeties that aren’t as fast as me. He said that the B position will be moving around a lot to create mismatches for me.”
Boykin has never visited Florida before but in June that will change and the Illinois prospect knows what he wants to see from Gainesville.
“I know that Florida has a great tradition and they are a great academic school,” Boykin said. “I’m looking to learn a lot more when I visit down there in June. I want to kind of get a sense of the school and meet all of the coaches. I want to get a feel for the campus and see everything that they have to offer me.”
Despite holding double digit offers from some of the best programs in the nation, Boykin says he’s wide open as his decision time nears.
“I’m pretty open in my recruitment right now,” Boykin said. “Distance really doesn’t have a factor in my decision; I’m just looking to find the best fit for me. I would like to make my decision in August before my senior year.”
Florida will be in Illinois next week to see Boykin for one of their two spring evaluation days.
“Coach [Brian] White is supposed to come see me next Monday at my school,” Boykin said.