Louisville offer 'excites' Florida athlete

Kissimmee, Fla., Gateway athlete Henry Miller picked up his sixth scholarship offer on Friday, landing one from the University of Louisville. The Class of 2016 cornerback plays quarterback for his high school team and spoke to Cardinal Authority about the offer.

Kissimmee, Fla., Gateway athlete Henry Miller, a top Class of 2016 football prospect, had not been hearing a lot from the University of Louisville until last week.

Miller said his high school coach told him a U of L coach would be at school to see him on Friday. It was U of L safety coach and recruiting coordinator Greg Brown, who extended the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Miller a scholarship before he left the school.

"Louisville is a big-time school, so that's exciting for me," Miller said. "They're in the ACC and they have had some good teams the past couple of years.

"I watched them on TV, plus they have a lot of Florida kids."

While it was his first talks with U of L, Miller said he has watched them a bit more in recent years because he knew former U of L tight end B.J. Butler, who graduated after last season. Butler is also from Kissimmee.

"I know they have a really good program," he said.

Miller played quarterback for Gateway this season, had more than 1,000 yards passing and 795 yards rushing for his 4-6 team. He projects to play cornerback in college.

"I played defense this year, mainly against a good receiver," he said. "I want to play corner (in college) and also help out in kick returns and things like that."

Miller was listed as the No. 11 prospect in the '16 class by the Orlando Sentinel's rankings of top players in Central Florida recently.

"I'm just able to make play," he said. "I like making plays."

Miller has also been offered by Cincinnati, Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Temple and UMass. He said it's early but answered "yes sir, for sure," when asked if he wanted to take a closer look at the U of L program.


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