Eddie Miller talks about Air 7 Camp

Freshman quarterback Eddie Miller visited with ITV recently and discussed his participation in the Air 7 Quarterback Camp in Southern California.

Eddie Miller has been preparing for playing big-time college football for years. Miller, who was a two-time All-City selection, was extremely effective throwing the ball as a starter for his final two seasons at Venice High School in Los Angeles. Over his last two campaigns, Miller completed an impressive 70% of his attempts, throwing for 7,432-yards, 72 touchdowns and just 23 interceptions.

Part of what contributed to highly successful seasons was his participation in the prestigious Air 7 Camp in Southern California. Air 7 is a camp that was started and run by former college and professional quarterback Steve Clarkson. The goal of the Air 7 Quarterback Camp, which runs year-round, is to further develop the skills of aspiring quarterbacks.

"It's different than most other camps that quarterbacks attend," said Eddie Miller. "We utilize a lot of different drills, such as footwork drills and drop back drills. It doesn't just focus on arm strength."

Clarkson's camp has worked with college quarterbacks, such as Chris Rix, Casey Clausen and David Koral, NFL quarterbacks like Craig Erickson and Tommy Maddox, as well as current prospects like Rocky Hinds and Chad Prest. The camp has produced 20 Division I-A quarterbacks. A proven success, Miller attributes his work with the camp, which he as been doing for over three years, with his development.

"It's helped me out a lot, especially with my footwork," explained Miller. "We get to work side-by-side with receivers and running backs, which are some of the best high school athletes in the area, which makes for a lot of great competition that you wouldn't get at a regular camp."

This spring not only did Miller participate in the camps, but Clarkson solicited his services.

"Coach Clarkson hired me to work with the high school kids this spring," said Miller.

During the spring and summer, when a number of college athletes return home for a short period, some of Clarkson's former camp attendee's return to continue their development.

"Chris Rix comes back," Miller continued. "We all come back and work there when we can."

Combine his continued work at the Air 7 Quarterback Camp along with his voluntary three week visit to Louisville to observe spring practice and Miller appears to committed and determined athlete.

With a full stable of quarterbacks at Louisville, Miller knows that he must continue to give his all.

"Of course I'd love to play my first year, but I'll do whatever Coach Petrino asks me to do," said Miller. "He knows what's best for me, so I'll [redshirt] if he asks me to. I'm definitely going to go out and compete from the start though. That's my nature."

Miller will compete with Stefan LeFors, Justin Rascati, Gerry Ahrens and fellow true freshman Michael Bush for the quarterback spot once practice begins in early August.


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