Another linebacker from WPIAL’s Class of 2021 is going to play football in the MAC.
Pine-Richland Class of 2021 linebacker Luke Miller announced Sunday that he had ended his recruitment as he made a commitment to play at Kent State. Earlier this spring, Peters Township linebacker Corban Hondru committed to Miami University.
Miller (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) jumped on the offer quick as he officially received the Kent State offer two days beforehand.
Aside from the Golden Flashes, Miller also received offers from Albany, Bryant, Stony Brook, Maine, Robert Morris, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Fordham, New Hampshire, Akron, Youngstown State, Buffalo and Duquesne.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Miller after his decision and asked him want made him decide on Kent State.
“It all really came down to a gut feeling. From the moment I made an unofficial visit there I loved it,” said Miller. “I loved the campus, I loved the coaches and what they’re about, the culture they have and with all that, I thought it was a great fit for me. I didn’t want to waste anytime and made the decision.
“They want me to play weakside linebacker. I love the inside linebacker coach, he’s a great guy and he really showed me that I was wanted, which was very important to me. To me Kent State wanted me the most, they called me everyday, talked to me twice a day and just showed me a tremendous amount of love.”
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Miller said there wasn’t much of an impact already visiting the campus even considering the fact that more college visits won’t be happening anytime soon.
“I think I still would’ve made this decision. You never know without the virus, maybe things would’ve been totally different but I’m totally happy with the way things ended up,” said Miller.
The news is credit to Miller because two years ago he wasn’t on any college teams radar but thanks to hard work and great coaching, Luke Miller worked his way into becoming a Division I football player.
“I couldn’t have done anything without them,” said Miller. “My sophomore year, I came in as a real skinny kid and didn’t know what position I’d be playing and that year I played wide receiver. The entire coaching staff kept believing in me and put me at linebacker and through everything, they always showed me a tremendous amount of support.
“Even when I messed up, they supported me and picked me up. I couldn’t have done anything without my coaches. I would pick any coaching staff in the country over my coaches at Pine-Richland, they’re the best.”