Les Miles discusses recruiting his own son

Free to speak publicly about him, Les Miles opened up about recruiting his own son to LSU.

Les Miles has a pretty tight relationship with one of the most recent prospects to receive an LSU offer.

"I was there when he was born."

Les, of course, is talking about his son, Ben Miles, whom the Tigers offered a scholarship earlier this week. The 2017 fullback from Catholic HS spoke with LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson on Monday, and that's when the offer was extended.

Free to discuss the recruitment of his son under NCAA bylaws, Les provided some insight into how Ben has reacted to being targeted by the Tigers.

"It's a wonderful thing," he said. "I see a guy that's pleased as he can be. He recognizes the great strength LSU has. He went through the same process everyone else went through. He's certainly very humbled by it."

The Miles clan is no stranger to the recruiting process. Les was an offensive lineman at Michigan. His wife, Kathy, played college basketball at Central Michigan. Ben's two older siblings also play college sports, Smacker a swimmer at Texas and Manny a walk-on quarterback at North Carolina.

But Ben may be the first Miles to attend college where Les coaches.

"The dad is sold," Les said. "We're on the right path here."

Les was asked how his staff will handle recruiting Ben. He thought back to when Nicholas Brossette was in middle school and befriended Manny. Les said he never would've believed then that Brossette would become an SEC prospect.

"I suspect Frank Wilson and Cam Cameron saw Ben in the same fashion," Les said. "That little chubby guy would never be a prospect. But yes he is!"


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