Bassett (VA) standout lineman Andrew Miller had three scholarship offers for football, from Florida State, Virginia and Wake Forest, and he also had an offer from Virginia Tech to accept a wrestling scholarship and then switch over to football after one year. Last night, he made his decision.
“ Andrew Miller verbally went with Virginia Tech last night at about 11:15,” Bassett head coach James Gilbert wrote via e-mail. “He will be on a wrestling scholarship for year one, practice with football up to the time wrestling starts, wrestle, and then return to spring football after the wrestling season comes to a close. Thereafter, he will be strictly football.”
An offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Bengals, the 6-5, 275-pound Miller tallied 110 total tackles including 52 solo efforts and three sacks last season as a junior. He projects as an offensive lineman on the next level.
“I think most coaches want him as a guard because he is an exceptionally good offensive lineman,” Gilbert said. “He does good things on the defensive line, too, but I think he will be an offensive lineman in college. He is smart, so you only have to teach him the blocking schemes once. He is also smart enough to know to keep his hands inside.”
An outstanding wrestler, Miller won the heavyweight Group AA state championship in 2008. Coming from an athletic family, Miller’s oldest brother, John, played football at Duke. His sister, Heather, played basketball at Wake Forest and older brother Tim is on a wrestling scholarship at Virginia Tech.
A terrific student, Miller carries a 3.6 GPA and is interested in majoring in Agriculture.
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