Notre Dame player notes for Mar 6th, 2019

The Sports Xchange

March 06, 2019 at 12:38 am.

Chase Claypool – Noteworthy
The video of Boykin running a 4.42 time in the 40-yard dash at the combine? It was shared on the Twitter account of rising senior receiver Chase Claypool. “That boy getting paid!!” Claypool tweeted. “This what family all about man.” While Boykin enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, Claypool was just nine catches, four touchdowns and 233 yards behind him. That’s why the physical (6-4 3/8 and 229 pounds) product of Abbotsford, B.C., was the obvious choice to step into Boykin’s former spot as the “X” receiver. “I think he’s ready for the challenge,” Boykin said. “He’s probably going to take over the No. 1 receiver spot now. Look for big things coming out of him.” Boykin, who has had a chance to speak by phone a couple of times with his idol Calvin Johnson, intends to remain a trusted resource for Claypool. “We talk all the time, whether it’s on Xbox or he just hits me on the phone,” Boykin said. “So, any time he asks me a question I’m glad to help him.” – Indianapolis Star