It’s been a big week for Houston Miller and there's more on his immediate agenda.
First off the 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end/linebacker hybrid found out he made the Scout Top 300 and that he was bumped to a four-star prospect.
The Texas APSE first-team all-state performer is now ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in Texas, No. 11 in the Midlands region, No. 36 at his position in the nation and the No. 288 overall prospect in the country by Scout.
“I was real excited, I was bouncing off the walls kind of, I was happy, excited…” he said. “I am real honored that I got my fourth star from Scout because you guys really know how to judge talent, the analysts really know what they are doing. It was really great to have someone recognize that. I was hyped up and I got to put 4 stars in my Twitter bio too.”
This news came to him right after meeting with Texas Tech’s new defensive line coach Kevin Patrick for the first time. Miller said he knows Patrick will bring aggression and hostility to this defense just by the intensity of his conversations.
“As soon as I met him the first day we were both really anxious and amped up. I shook his hand and we got a big hug. It was an aggressive hug, when we got in to coaches office the whole conversation was intense. So, I could tell it’s going to be a lot of fun and it will be a different story in how aggressive we are going to be just by the vibes he gives off and the way we were talking we knew it would be a new aggressive form of play,” he said.
He added that Patrick was a great guy, with an impressive resume and he couldn’t wait to play for him.
Gibbs and Patrick also visited Miller on Monday during his workout with his trainer, who he says they are close with. Then later that evening the Miller family hosted coach Kliff Kingsbury, David Gibbs, Kevin Patrick, and new running backs coach Jabbar Juluke at their home.
Miller’s mom cooked jambalaya, which coach Juluke, a New Orleans native, loved. Miller said dinner was filled with fun stories, and an explanation for his sister, who attends UNT, on the tortilla throwing tradition.
That’s not all though, Miller plans to take antrip to Lubbock on Friday with many of the other 2016 commits and 2017 prospects (CLICK HERE for the full confirmed list) for his official visit. He said he’s mainly looking forward to seeing what the college experience will be like when he gets on campus.
“Having the real feeling of being on the campus with the players and the coaches on my own,” Miller said. “It’s really fun having that experience of knowing what its like to be an athlete there.”
Miller added there are no schools contacting him as National Signing Day approaches because they understand he’s found his place.
“I found my home and there is no place like home,” Miller said. “I can’t wait to be in my true home, that’s all I can say.”