Class of 2013 target

Antoine Miles

HometownCanton, OH
High schoolMcKinley

UPDATE: Miles decommitted from Nebraska and committed to Purdue.

Miles finished with 73 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 11½ sacks in 2012.

First-year McKinley coach Todd Filtz said the Huskers' 16th overall commit projects to either end or tackle at Nebraska, where he predicted coaches would “put some weight on him.”

“He’s an explosive defensive player,” Filtz said. “His first step to the quarterback has to be among the fastest I’ve seen.”

Filtz said Miles is a “versatile” and “football savvy.” Smart enough to see what an offense is trying to do and disrupt it.

Miles is the third defensive end commit for the class, joining junior college star Randy Gregory and high school commit A.J. Natter.

“There are a lot of Ohio-Nebraska connections on that roster,” said Miles, who planned an official visit Dec. 14. “That's always a plus. A lot of players are from Ohio, and some of the coaching staff is, too.”

Why did Miles jump at the Nebraska offer?

“There are lot of Ohio-Nebraska connections on that roster,” Miles said. “That’s always a plus.”

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Photo courtesy of The Canton Repository

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