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Tribune/WGN-9 prep athlete of the year: Providence's Miles Boykin

Tribune/WGN-9 prep athlete of the year: Providence's Miles Boykin

Funny how dreams can change over time. Miles Boykin thought he was going to play basketball in college. Justin Hunniford figured he was going to be giving the football to Boykin on every down. That's what Boykin and Hunniford expected when they arrived at Providence four years ago. Somewhere along the line, Boykin grew into a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder and became the favorite target of Hunniford, the quarterback for the Celtics' high-flying offense. Before heading off to Notre Dame, where he started classes last week, Boykin missed three games but returned from surgery for a dislocated finger to spark Providence's run to the Class 7A football title. He never gave up on...

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