LSU coach Les Miles gave a special present to his son, Ben Miles, for his 17th birthday.
The younger Miles received a scholarship offer Monday from the team his dad has coached since 2005. Ben Miles, a fullback prospect in the 2017 class from Catholic HS, spoke with LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson, who formally extended him the offer.
That came about an hour after his father addressed the media for LSU's first game week of the season. In that presser, Miles made a special point to wish his son a happy birthday.
Now with any other recruit in the country, Les Miles would've committed an NCAA violation. But there's a special exemption for coaches when speaking of their sons, so all is good there from a compliance perspective.
In all seriousness though, LSU does see Ben Miles as a legitimate player on the next level and isn't offering him simply because he's the coach's kid. Miles did miss a chunk of his sophomore season after breaking his ankle. But he did participate in LSU's summer prospect camps, and Wilson liked what he saw from Miles' film.
LSU's current starting fullback, John David Moore, has three seasons left of eligibility and will be a senior in what would be Ben Miles' freshman year. Behind Moore on LSU's fullback depth chart are freshmen Bry'Kiethon Mouton, David Ducre and Tony Upchurch (a redshirt).
LSU is the first collegiate scholarship offer for Ben Miles, though it's no guarantee he chooses to play for the Tigers. You can bet though that LSU will have a significant leg up in recruiting him thanks to a certain member of the coaching staff.
LSU offers Les Miles' son, fullback Ben Miles
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