With an offer in hand, Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Catholic high school fullback Ben Miles made his way to Lincoln on Saturday to check out the Huskers’ Red-White spring game. The son of LSU head coach Les Miles, Ben currently has offers from Nebraska, Boston College, Navy and LSU.
“It was awesome. The tradition is awesome. It was a really good experience,” said Miles on Sunday. “I sort of expected the fan support, because I had heard how crazy the atmosphere was. I was surprised by the city of Lincoln. It was bigger than I thought. I figured it would be in the middle of corn fields (laughter).”
Miles in a previous conversation with Big Red Report hinted he liked Nebraska because of the tradition and offense. The Huskers showed last season they could get the fullback involved. Miles expanded on Sunday.
“They have recruited me to be similar to Andy Janovich,” said Miles. “I thank that guy because they have looked at my tape and said that I could be similar. That is why I have the opportunity to go there.”
Miles has plans to take more visits this summer and possibly hit a few camps. A decision from the fullback appears to be off in the distance. When asked if Nebraska would possibly get a return visit, the Louisiana prep responded, “definitely.”
With two siblings choosing to not enroll at LSU and go elsewhere, Miles will have a tough decision on his hands. Go to LSU and play for his dad or make his own path?
“He is very supportive as a father,” said Miles. “When he is in his office, he’s the LSU coach and is recruiting me. When he is not, he understands my thought process and is supportive of wherever I go.
“He was fine with my visit (Nebraska). He was excited for me. He was excited when they offered me a scholarship. He has tremendous respect for Coach Riley and his staff. He has tremendous respect for Nebraska and the program.”