Grant Miller Says He's a Husker

He was considered by many to be a verbal committment to Penn State for the past couple of weeks. Now, however, he says he's committed to Nebraska.

Name: Grant Miller
Position: FB / RB / LB / DE / PR / KR
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.59
School: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, Mass.
Bench Press: 405 pounds

Grant took an official visit to Penn State on January 18.  It was his first trip to State College.

"It was all right," Grant said.  "I liked the stadium a lot.  I liked the kids and I liked the campus setting.  The weight training was a little different.  I'm used to the Apollo lifting, the cleans and the squats, and they don't do that there.  They do high intensity, preventive training."

According to Grant, Nebraska offered him scholarship "about a week" after Penn State did.  He took an official visit to Nebraska this past weekend.

"I liked it."

What type of training do they do at Nebraska?

"They do more bulking up, getting stronger, cleans and squats."

Does he have a favorite between the two shools he's visited officially?

"Nebraska," he answered without hesitation.  "Every year, the team goes far in a bowl game."

Apparently, his decision is already made.

"Today, I committed to Nebraska.  Coach Gillespie, the running backs coach, came here."

Grant maintains that he did not ever officially verbal to the Nittany Lions a couple of weeks ago.  He was very confident with his commitment to the Huskers.

According to Grant, Nebraska is recruiting him to play running back.  Penn State was recruiting him to play linebacker.

Bill Kenney is recruiting Grant for Penn State and was at Grant's school yesterday following the visit from Coach Gillespie of Nebraska.  Grant said that he has "not yet" informed Coach Kenney of his decision to attend Nebraska.

Did Penn State's recruiting class have any impact on his decision making process?

"Not really, I figured that I wanted to play for Nebraska.  To play for Nebraska, you have to be good, so if I go to Nebraska and I play, I'm good."

How did Nebraska find out about him?

"I sent them my tape."

Grant indicated that Penn State was "not really" recruiting him hard lately, although he estimated that Coach Kenney called him "maybe once or twice a week".  He believes that Nebraska seemed to want him more.

Discuss this story on the Premium Message Board.

Fight On State Top Stories