The Latest On Braxton Miller

The Latest On Braxton Miller

Braxton Miller, of Huber Heights (OH) Wayne, is ranked as the number one quarterback, and fourth prospect overall, in the latest rankings by Scout. Miller has understandably put together a scholarship offer list that reads like the AP Top-25, and a quick look at his film will tell you why. Bill Greene caught up with Miller's father, Kevin, to get the latest.

Being ranked as one of the top prospects in the nation can be a difficult position to be in for a 17-year old high school football player, but Braxton Miller, of Huber Heights (OH) Wayne, has handled it extremely well.

Miller, ranked as the top quarterback, and fourth prospect overall in the latest rankings by Scout, has scholarship offers from nearly every top program in America.

As a junior, Miller, 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, threw for over 900 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 467 yards and 18 scores. A quick look at his film explains why recruiting college recruiters are hot on his trail.

"To be honest, the recruiting has been a blessing, but it is also getting a little hectic with all the phone calls," Kevin Miller, Braxton's father, stated. "He's such a nice kid, and he hates to disappoint anyone, but he has been misquoted a little bit lately."

Both father and son visited Ohio State last week for spring practice, and it's a school both have become quite familiar with.

"As far as Ohio State goes, whenever you go up there, they're going to treat you well," the elder Miller stated. "We've been up there many, many times, and Braxton is interested. He's been there for spring practice many times, bowl practices and junior days, so it's very familiar to him."

Even though Miller is interested in several schools, his father indicated there are no visits set at this time, but that could change.

"Nothing is planned right now, but something could come up," Miller said. "Right now, he just took his ACT, and he's working hard on his schoolwork, getting himself prepared for wherever he goes. That's what we're mostly concerned with right now. As far as Braxton's college choice is concerned, I would say where he feels most comfortable is where he's going to go, and he's seen a few places."

Kevin Miller indicated that Braxton does have a time frame in mind for making his decision, and it could be happening in the upcoming months.

"It's getting hectic and we don't want it to be a distraction to his senior season," he explained. "I want him to be a kid and be able to enjoy his senior year, so we'd like to get this done early. In the past he's been quoted as saying he wants to take all his visits, but we'd like to get it done early so can concentrate on his senior year."

"I know once school starts the colleges are allowed to call, and I don't want this to be a distraction for him," he continued. "As parents, we just want to see him enjoy himself, and that's the most important thing to us. He's not a kid that looks for the limelight, even though he's in it, but it's not something he seeks out. He's a humble, modest kid, and he cares about his teammates too, so as a parent, I'm trying to look out for him. In the end, he's going to make his choice, because he's the one that has to live there."

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