Playing for Hamilton Southeastern high school in Indiana, Miller recorded 110 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.
Miller was a first-team Associated Press Class 6A all-state selection in Indiana, and was also named to the USA Today Indiana all-state team. He was also an HCC all-conference pick.
A little undersized at the moment, the former linebacker is likely headed to a redshirt year after playing defensive end for just one season.
“I still have that high school body that I’m trying to work on,” said Miller. “I’m trying to build that frame and put more muscle on instead of bad weight. I’m working hard and pushing myself.”
Miller knows it will be a tall task, but is getting ready to contribute from day one.
“There is always a chance with injuries and a guy like Greg (McMullen) leaving. I just need to get in there and work hard right when I hit campus,” said Miller. “Who knows what happens when your number is called. You have once chance. I need to get bigger, stronger and faster.”
Miller was in Lincoln for the Huskers’ Red-White spring game last weekend.
“It was 100 percent what I thought it would be,” said Mille. “Coming out here, I knew what I was getting into it, but wanted to really show what my parents what I was getting.”
SCOUT.COM PROJECTION: “He plays hard, comes forward and shows ability as a pass-rusher and blitzer. He plays with good motor and effort and arrives at ball-carriers violently. He has good technique, gets off blocks and also stays at home and keeps his edge responsibilities. The main question, what is his growth potential, and what is his best position? But a good football player who makes plays.” – Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst
HOW HE ENDED UP IN LINCOLN:
A one-time Purdue commitment, Miller initially visited Lincoln in 2014 as a junior game day visitor. At that time, it was clear Nebraska had made a lasting impression on the Indiana native.
After a strong senior season, Miller was offered by Nebraska in January of 2016. He immediately scheduled an official visit and committed on his trip.
Miller resides from the same school as former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. Miller also had offers from Illinois, Indiana, Syracuse, Virginia, Rutgers, Arizona State and South Florida during the process.