Press: How does it feel to finally sign with the Wolfpack?
Miller: I really didn't think I would be this nervous. I was just going to come in and sign some papers. But it is a real good feat to come this far in my senior season and then cap it off by signing with a D-1 school, that is at the top of it's game, like NC State.
Press: This wasn't a big secret. You announced where you were going pretty early on. Obviously, you had no doubt that you wanted to play at State…
was coming down to
Press: Was that part of the reason you decided to go State? Far enough from away from home yet they can still come and watch you play?
it's far enough away from home, but then I have some family in the
Press: What is the most exciting part of this day?
Miller: I get to sign away from my mom (laugh). I am just happy to have the opportunity to get away from home to get my education. I also am with my fellow players here. This is something we have talked about since we were real young. We are happy now and it is unbelievable.
Press: I guess this is like the first day of the rest of your life. What does it mean to have a chance to play with a team that has change to win a BCS championship? It must be awful exciting to know you will be playing on national television. It just seems to be a great opportunity.
Miller: It feels real good. It's like the game is so fast and I have to get so much stronger and so much better but that's why I am going to college for. I am just ready to get out there and enjoy myself and start my college career.
Press: Just one more time, if you would just talk about how excited you are to go to State and why you decided that there was going to be your choice.
State has a great coaching staff. I feel real comfortable with them. When I went
on my official visit, the players showed me another part of NC State that I
didn't know about. They showed me how comfortable it was there. There were a
couple of players like me that was stuck between two top schools. Some were like
Press: I guess Andre Brown will be joining you down the road. Do you know him? Are you excited he will be there too?
Miller: Yea, I know Andre. We spent a lot of time with each other at the Shrine Bowl. He knows he will be chilling with me a little bit. We are going to have a good time down there and try to win some championships while we are there.
Press: Do you know all the signs and everything (wuffie sign).
Miller: Oh yea (laughs and shows the wolf).
Press: What was that happened between the bedroom and the kitchen that changed your mind to NC State?
I don't know. At first it was like, my mom left the decision up to me where I
want to go to college. I thought, if she was going to give me that much lead
way, the least I could do is pay her back by letting her come to all my games.
Because, if I did go to
Gerard Miller inks with the Pack!
Daniel Miller (Gerard's Father), Tammy Miller (Mother) and local media witness Gerard signing with NC State.
Wolfpack signee Gerard Miller and Family celebrate NC State signing.