Keller defensive end Houston Miller already feels at home in Lubbock.
“[I’m] extremely solid [to Tech]. I don’t know what anyone could do to change me. I don’t think that is possible,” Miller said.
This was after his visit to Lubbock where he watch Texas Tech blow out UTEP 69-20, with his best friend and Keller teammate, Skylyr Rodriguez, who came along for the ride.
While at the game Miller got to catch up with friends who go to Texas Tech, and was even stopped by a fan at a concession stand who had been following his recruitment and was excited to have him at Tech.
“It’s really good getting love from the people from the school, because I’m a senior in high school and not even there yet. I’m really enjoying that and couldn’t be happier,” Miller said.
The 6-foot-3 and 228-pound defensive end has played lights out in the first three games of his senior season as the Indians are off to a 3-0 start. So far he has tallied 40 tackles (9 TFL), six sacks, seven quarterback hurries and four forced fumbles.
Miller said he sets a higher standard for himself each week, because he wants the Keller defense to be ‘those guys nobody wants to play.’ The Texas Tech coaches have been happy with Miller’s numbers.
“Coach (Eric) Morris said after the Midland game ‘good Lord you didn’t have to do those Midland boys like that’ it was really fun… They are enjoying my performance and all I can do is bring that performance to Tech,” Miller said.
The 2016 class was established early, which gives them time to really connect. Miller said they have been growing closer as a class, and he even went to support his fellow commit Jett Duffey at the Mansfield Lake Ridge versus Fossil Ridge game.
He visited with Duffey’s parents throughout the game and talked with Duffey at halftime. His mom actually made Miller a towel with his name, Double T, in navy and gold for Keller to match Duffey’s.
“So we are all getting really close,” Miller said, “and considering that someone has already done something like that for me already shows that we’re really close already and wer’e going to have a great stand as a team.”
As for his overall recruitment, things have died down for Miller. Cal is the only school occasionally sending direct messages to him. He has another visit to Tech planned for the TCU game, and is looking to make more.
“I couldn’t be happier with my decision,” Miller said.