When you watch Braxton Miller during the course of a football game you know you're watching a special player. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound signal caller from Huber Heights, Ohio used his freshman season as a breakout year and those who follow recruiting expect big things.
Even with a great performance during the Cincinnati Under Armour / Scout.com Combine, Miller knows three more seasons of high school football are still to be played and much can happen.
"I'm just working hard trying to get stronger and faster. As a team we're working hard training and then the skill guys are getting together to do some work."
Going 8-1 as a starter last fall placed Miller on the map with college coaches and this fall he and his teammates will be playing a tough schedule taking part in the Crosstown Showdown and Herbstreit Classic.
But his performance as a freshman opened the door for his first scholarship offer and other programs are expressing serious interest.
"Cincinnati gave me a verbal scholarship offer in the winter. I was shocked when Coach Kelly said he was offering me a scholarship. I never dreamed a college program would have interest in me so soon."
That interest doesn't only stand with Cincinnati. Miller, who camped at Ohio State during a senior camp said he's also feeling good about what the future might bring with the Buckeyes.
"Ohio State didn't offer me or talk about an offer, but Coach Tressel spent some time with me during camp and told me he looked forward to coaching me after Terrelle Pryor. I think I did really well in camp and the coaches seemed to like what I was doing."
Braxton knows about the Ohio State program as a couple of former Warriors are on the Buckeyes roster.
While fans have brought up the question of Braxton being related to former Buckeyes receiver Dee Miller, the soon to be sophomore cleared the air on the subject.
"I'm related to Dee, I think on my mom's side of the family. I'm not really sure but it's not like we've talked about anything."
Miller knows he's got to perform if he wishes to fulfill the early expectations that have been placed on him.
"I really don't think too much about it. I know I need to keep working hard and good things will come from it."
And where does Ohio State stand right now?
"I grew up a huge fan of Ohio State and any player would be excited to have the chance to play there. But right now I'm really open about any college because I've still got three seasons to play in high school."
The next three years could be interesting as Miller continues to grow and improve his game.
Miller Knows Time Will Tell
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