St. Petersburg (FL) Farragut Academy athlete Keondrae Miller believes his prayers have been answered.
While sitting on an impressive eight offers before his junior season, including three from power five conference schools, Miller wanted an offer from the University of Wisconsin.
The Badgers delivered his wish on Friday.
"It's a great offer, and I prayed for this offer,” Miller told BadgerNation. “I can't wait to learn more about the school. If the coaches are as good as I've heard, it's gonna be very tough for somebody to beat them out.”
It’s early but Miller lists Wisconsin as his top offer over Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville and others because of the school’s recent history.
"They're incredible, one of the top programs in the country,” he said. “I can't wait to see what they do this season. They have a very tough schedule. I follow them very closely and have been, so it's really been a prayer answered. My favorite player in N.F.L. came from Madison, that being J.J. (Watt). The Jump Around tradition is the best in the country, and the whole atmosphere is incredible. I can't imagine playing there, and now that it could be a reality, easily makes them my leader."
Academics are everything for Miller and pride himself on maintaining over a 3.5 GPA. Miller looks for family feel in a school and great academics, and Wisconsin has both of those he said.
"Their academics and campus are beyond imaginable,” he said. “The capital building is unreal, and whole campus is somewhere where I could see myself living. The academics are one of best in country, and that to go along with great program is so huge for me and my recruitment. As long as the coaches are what I think they will be … I could see myself playing at Wisconsin, and getting my degree from there. I would need to get my degree because there is always stuff more important than football."
Currently unable to talk to the coaching staff because of his age, Miller plans to visit the school this summer to start developing a relationship with the staff.
“They will be the first school I contact once I'm old enough,” Miller said.