BOWIE, Md. – St. Frances (Baltimore, Md.) defensive tackle and Maryland commit B'Ahmad Miller had a productive senior season, helping his team to an MIAA A-Conference title and racking up his share of tackles for loss and sacks. Afterwards, the 6-foot-2, 260-pounder was selected to the annual Crab Bowl all-star game, where he participated for Team Baltimore Dec. 18 at Bowie State.
“It was an honor, and it’s great to be apart of. I only got to one practice because of mid-terms, but I liked our team and felt we had some real good players,” Miller said before the game, in which is side fell 9-3. “I think we’re going to come out with the win.”
The Crab Bowl, though, was just a cap to a standout high-school career. Miller has been at St. Frances from the jump, and saw the program rise to the A-Conference and then eventually claim a title in his final campaign.
“It was a great experience being here at St. Frances and a great final season,” Miller said. “I had a lot of great people around me this year, and it’s something I’ll remember for a lifetime.. Now, it’s set up for continued success in the future for the next classes. I’m proud of that, that I helped St. Frances become [a power].”
Miller had been a defensive end/5-technique most of his career, but this year he moved inside to tackle. The move may have hurt his statistics, but Miller felt like he performed well, while he reveled in helping his underclassmen teammates develop.
“This year I did a lot of 3-technique, and prior to that I was moving around a lot. And what I like about Coach [Mike] London and Maryland is I will be able to move around and be used a lot of different ways. That’s my type of defense,” Miller said. “But I was happy to do what the team needed [at St. Frances], and I will like I played well. I feel like I’m doing good in everything, but I do need to work on staying low, getting quicker and just getting better all-around. I feel like I’m on the right track and I’m getting there. I always have something to work on; I’m always working.”
Speaking of London and Maryland, Miller, who attended several Terps’ games during the fall, was back on campus Dec. 9 for his official visit. He said he loved being around the numerous other Terps’ commits and targets, while he enjoyed reconnecting with the coaches as well. Miller, who was hosted by Kingsley Opara, had a chance to speak to head coach D.J. Durkin, defensive coordinator Andy Buh, London and several other staffers.
“It was more than just the official. I’ve been up there a bunch, and every time I go, I feel like I’m part of the family. That’s how the official was. I really can’t complain about it at all. It was great. The whole trip overall was a great experience,” said Miller, who mentioned the staff hasn’t mentioned a greyshirt to him as of yet. “Kingsley was real good, and so were the other players. In reality, I can’t wait to get up there and join those guys. I really like eveything that’s going at Maryland, and I feel like we have a game-changing class coming in. It’s an exciting time.”
Miller said he and London speak or text multiple times each week. The St. Frances product consider the Terps’ defensive line coach a mentor of sorts, as well as a terrific coach/talent developer.
“Shoot, we’re ready to get to work. We’re ready to get to work. That’s what Coach London keeps telling me,” Miller said. “Like I said, I can’t wait. I can’t wait to make an impact.”