Miller Talks Buckeyes & More

Despite missing the past two games Braxton Miller has remained upbeat and positive while watching his teammates battle the remaining games on their schedule. On Thursday the sophomore signal caller was offered by Ohio State and we spoke with Braxton about the news.

 

Friday night Huber Heights Wayne kept their playoff hopes alive and well with a 24-17 victory over Beavercreek.  Braxton Miller watched on crutches from the sidelines and made sure his teammates knew he was there. 

 

But while many were there for the game, the hot topic in and around the stadium was Miller’s offer from Ohio State the night before.

 

“It was good to watch the team win tonight over Beavercreek.  And Thursday was a great day.  Coach Tress did a wonderful thing offering me as a sophomore.  I feel blessed that Ohio State and Cincinnati felt so strong so early in offering me a scholarship.”

 

With two offers in hand Miller has been blown away from the early attention but is keeping a level head.

 

“I know I can’t get a big head right now.  I’ve got two years of playing here at Wayne left and can’t afford to get a big head from such early attention.  There are a lot of things we want to do here at Wayne.”

 

With Miller having family ties to Ohio State and the Buckeyes being a program he’s followed for a long time where is he in the process.

 

“It’s way too early right now.  I love Ohio State and have been watching them since I was little, but I’ve also watched many other teams and like other teams as well.  Right now I’m not thinking about making a choice until my senior year so I’ll have a chance to take my time and check things out at a lot of schools before making my choice.”

 

What were his feelings when he heard the words from Coach Tressel that he had an offer?

 

“I was shocked and grinning ear-to-ear when he told me Ohio State was offering me.  I know I’m dealing with a great man too and not just a great football coach.”

 

With his foot still in a boot cast Braxton is unsure of his basketball future for this season.

 

“I’m not sure if I’ll be able to play basketball right now. The injury is coming along great as the medication and healing are going very well. I’ve got to get back into that groove again before thinking about playing football this season or any basketball this year.”

 

Miller entered the Northmont game having helped Wayne to a perfect record before suffering the injury during the game.  The Warriors ended up dropping the Northmont game and the following game against Kettering Fairmont with Miller out of the lineup prior to Friday nights victory over Beavercreek.  At the time of the injury Braxton had posted so very good numbers but most importantly his presence on the field helped open up lanes for others to also have great success.

 

For the season Miller has hit on 59 of 113 passes for 642 yards and 5 touchdowns while also rushing 54 times for 234 yards and 6 scores.

 

Blessed with a strong arm, the ability to run the ball and leadership skills, Miller is a major weapon and will continue to see programs from across the country show interest in recruiting him over the next two years or until he makes his college choice.

 

Besides Ohio State and Cincinnati many other programs are showing serious interest including Kentucky, Michigan State, Illinois and many others.

 

Here are a few clips of Braxton in action against Lakota West High School.

 

 


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