Class of 2016

Collin Miller

PositionDE
Height6/3
Weight235
HometownFishers, IN
High schoolHamilton Southeastern
Offer dateJan. 14, 2016
Official visitJan. 22, 2016
Commit dateJan. 24, 2016

Miller became the 18th commit of Nebraska's 2016 class when he announced on Jan. 24 on Twitter that he was committing to the Huskers.

Originally committed to Purdue, Miller dropped that pledge in November 2015. He then focused on four schools — Indiana, Nebraska, Duke and South Florida — pledging to the Huskers after a visit to Lincoln on Jan. 23.

Miller officially received his offer from Nebraska on Jan. 14, the first day after the dead period.

Miller originally set his official visit to Nebraska for the final weekend before NSD. After an in-home visit with NU DL coach Hank Hughes on Jan. 19, Miller decided to push his visit up a weekend.

That visit was all he needed before deciding Lincoln would be his new home.

Miller plays at the same high school that produced former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, who has been in contact with Miller about potentially picking the Huskers.

"He said, 'Hey man, not to be biased but Nebraska is on the uprise,'" Miller said to the Indianapolis Star. "We talked back and forth, and he told me the good things about Nebraska, like the fans. I believe him and trust him."

Miller may not have Gregory’s explosiveness, said Scott May, the Hamilton Southeastern (Indiana) coach. May thought the long-and-lean Gregory had one of the quickest first steps he’d seen.

Miller’s pursuit is still lethal, though. May said Miller has a relentless attitude, and he’s regularly able to blend speed and physicality to take control of the action up front.

“Very explosive,” May said of Miller. “He moves well. We did a lot of stunting, a lot of moving around — and he was really good off the ball.”

Miller recorded 11 sacks and 25 tackles for loss as a senior, according to the Indianapolis Star. He was an Associated Press all-state honoree.

Miller becomes the fourth linebacker commit — and second in two days — in NU's 2016 class. He joins Quayshon Alexander, Greg Simmons and Pernell Jefferson, who flipped to Nebraska from Oklahoma the day before Miller made his commitment.

OUR TAKE
Miller seems to be the exact fit for an immediate Nebraska need: fast-twitch, play-making defensive ends. There’s a suddenness to his style of play that will suit him well at the next level; he’s not necessarily a sprint-past-you prospect, but he brings a level of physicality that amplifies his quickness. Might get a look as a third-down specialist this fall.

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