On Wednesday night Dino Babers and his Bowling Green Falcons will look to clinch a MAC East championship against Kent State. However, in the days leading up to the big game Babers and his staff received some good news on the recruiting trail.
Over the weekend, wide receiver Scotty Miller out of Barrington, Illinois gave his verbal commitment to Bowling Green. The 5-foot-10 receiver has helped lead his team to the quarterfinals of the Illinois state playoffs, defeating undefeated powerhouse Maine South 21-7. Miller had a huge game, returning a kick off 88 yards for a touchdown. Recently, Miller caught up with Hustle Belt and talked all about his memorable day.
"I was super excited, it was a huge team win. After the game I was hanging out with some friends and I received a call from Coach Lewis [WR coach at BG] and he offered me a full ride scholarship right there. We had been staying in touch but I had no idea it was coming. It was an awesome moment to beat Maine South and then get a full ride scholarship a few hours later. It's definitely a day I'll remember for a while."
Miller chose the Falcons over offers from Western Illinois, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, and Colgate. He was also receiving interest from Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.
"I knew Bowling Green believed in me the entire time. I know coach Babers had a lot of success at EIU with [Jimmy] Garrapolo and I think they're a smart group of coaches. It's the ideal offense for me."
Although Bowling Green was his only FBS offer, that does not seem to bother Miller as he has always played with a chip on his shoulder.
"I'll be working hard to get the opportunity to play my freshman year. I know it's going to be extremely hard but that is my goal, I mainly just want to make plays for the Falcons. I will go in there with a chip on my shoulder and try to prove wrong all the other schools that didn't recruit me."
Besides early playing time, Miller hopes to be apart of some successful Bowling Green teams.
"Bowling Green won the MAC last year, and I want to win one too. I would love to beat some B1G teams that overlooked me."
Miller possesses great speed, reportedly running a 4.4 40 yard dash. Miller also placed 3rd in the state of Illinois 100 meter dash. Miller will most likely need a year or two to bulk up, however if Miller is going to make an immediate impact, it will be because of his speed and ability to catch the deep pass.
Excited about Miller's future as a Falcon? Check out his Hudl highlights here: