Eric Miller, the 6’6, 260 pound offense tackle from Mason, Ohio (just north of Cincinnati) and newest member of Purdue’s ever expanding class of 2018, was gracious enough with his time to answer a few questions on what had to be one of the most exciting day of his life.
I notice you also have an offer from Western Kentucky, were Coach Brohm and staff in touch with you before they came to Purdue? Who was your primary recruiter?
No, Coach Brohm and staff got touch with me once they got to Purdue. My primary recruiter was Coach Jackson
Coach Brohm runs an up tempo offense that prioritizes athletic linemen. How do you see yourself fitting into that scheme? What do you consider your best attribute as a lineman?
I'm excited to play in Coach Brohm's system. Coach Williams has said they want guys who are athletic and can move and I would say that is probably my greatest strength.
You also play basketball for Mason. Can you tell me a little about your career on the hardwood? Have you ever played fellow 18' recruit Jack Cravaack?
I've played basketball since I was in 1st grade (football since 2nd). I've always enjoyed it; last year we went to the Sweet 16 in Ohio and finished 21-3. I actually did play against Jack when we were in 5th or 6th grade. We were the two tallest kids on the court, so it's crazy to think we'll be teammates next year!
Purdue is really hot on the recruiting trail right now. What is it about Purdue that drew your attention, and why did you decide to commit today?
It's a program on the rise for sure. There's great things going on in West Lafayette. I loved the campus, academics are strong and the new facility is going to be amazing. I knew it was the place for me.
Do you have a message for the Hammer and Rails readers?
I'd say to get excited about Purdue football. Coach Brohm and his staff are incredible and big things are on the way! It's going to take patience but Purdue football is coming back!
I want to thank Eric again for taking time out of his day to answer my questions, and look forward to watching grow as a player.