Football: Miller picks up another D-I offer as Nebraska comes calling
By BRANDON HURLEY
Newly-minted Nebraska head coach Scott Frost as well as his former university have tossed their names into the hat for a rapidly rising lineman prospect.
Sophomore Tyler Miller (Class of 2020), a six-foot-nine, 273 pound offensive tackle picked up three more offers last week, none more notable than last year’s only undefeated squad, the University of Central Florida and the Big Ten’s Nebraska Cornhuskers.
South Dakota State University, an FCS program in Brookings, South Dakota, also offered on May 3, making that five scholarship offers in total, and and four from Division I ranks.
No football player in recent Greene County history has received a scholarship offer from a Power Five Conference school, let alone the list the 2020 prospect is compiling.
Miller, a three-star prospect according to 24/7 Sports, is entering uncharted territory, while a close source within the Greene County football program said more offers will continue to fly in. It’s just the tip of the iceberg for the two-way lineman, who anchored a Ram offensive line that paved the way for 24 total touchdowns, including 14 rushing scores last fall.
The Cornhuskers are beginning a transition year with alumnus Frost at the helm. The new head coach led the University of Central Florida to an undefeated record and a Peach Bowl win last season as the only no-loss team in the country.
Nebraska was 4-8 overall a season ago, firing their head coach Mike Riley, tapping Frost as his replacement. The offensive guru has also had successful stints at UNI and Oregon.
Miller now holds Division I offers from Iowa State (who is currently ranked 28th in 24/7 Sports’ 2019 recruiting rankings), Cincinnati in addition to Nebraska (38th) and UCF.
Miller is rated as the 24/7 Sports’ 39th 2020 offensive tackle prospect in the nation and the fourth rated prospect in the state of Iowa, behind Southeast Polk running back Gavin Williams (four star), Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Logan Jones (three star DT) and Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Josh Volk, a three star offensive guard.
Miller is the only non Class 4A or 3A prospect in the top four of Iowa’s sophomore class..