Written By: Nick Holmes (HoosierHolmes)
Despite the outcome of the Indiana game on Thursday night, there’s at least one individual who didn’t leave Bloomington totally disappointed. That person would be Hamilton Southeastern’s Collin Miller. That’s not because the outstanding outside linebacker is a fan of the Boilers, although, he might be. What made his visit to the capital of Hoosier Nation Thursday night so eventful was how he left it, with a scholarship from the Cream and Crimson in hand.
Miller made the 70 mile trip from Fishers down to Bloomington to join a bevy of other class of 2016 instate recruits. The talented group of football prospects were treated to an entertaining match up on hardwood that unfortunately did not end in the Hoosiers' favor. In the waning moments of the game the three-star prospect announced on Twitter that he had received an offer from Coach Wilson to come play for the Hoosiers in 2016.
The senior-to-be had a strong showing for the Royals in 2014, posting 66 tackles, including five sacks and 10 tackles for a loss. He also recorded 22 quarterback hurries, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and 1 blocked punt according to his MaxPreps profile. As a result of his efforts on the gridiron, he was named All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference.
Miller’s combination of size, 6-foot 3, 230 pounds, and athleticism make him a candidate to play with his hand in the dirt at defensive end or standing up at either inside or outside linebacker. His playmaking ability and versatility are on full display in his Hudl highlight tape, dropping running backs behind the line of scrimmage, sacking quarterbacks, causing a safety, blocking a punt and those are just the first four plays.
Miller is ranked by 247sports as the No. 61 overall player in the nation in his class at his position and the No. 16 prospect in the state of Indiana. In addition to Indiana, he also holds offers from Ball State and Bowling Green.