Dream fulfilled for newest Iowa State commit

Dream fulfilled for newest Iowa State commit

Brooklyn (IA) Guernsey-Malcolm High School's Jevohn Miller got his scholarship offer from Iowa State the old school way. He earned it and one day later he ended his recruitment by choosing to become a future Cyclone.

"They called my coach soon after my junior season ended and asked if he any potential Division I players and so we sent my film to them and the Iowa State coaches liked what they had to see," said Miller. "Coach Messingham came down to see me work out and then a week ago I came up for Iowa State's 7 on 7 camp and the coaches invited me up for this weeks ISU padded individual camp. During the camp I ran a 4.63 forty which I think impressed their coaches. Shortly after camp, Coach Rhoads came up to me and offered me a scholarship."

This move by the Iowa State head coach was not something that Miller or his father who had come up with him for the camp were expecting.

"I was lost for words and kind of in shock because it was a dream come true to know I was going to have the chance to play Division I football," he said. "Coach Rhoads asked me if I had any questions and I couldn't even speak. My dad was right behind me with tears in his eyes."

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker wanted to commit right then but he knew he had one more thing to do before he made his final decision.

"It was just me and my dad there so I wanted to go home and talk it over with my mom," said Miller. "She was so excited for me and so today I called Coach Rhoads and told him I wanted to commit. He was really happy and he told me that he was running up and down his office telling everyone."

Jevohn had 127 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 4 forced fumbles last year playing linebacker but that might not be the position he ends up playing at Iowa State.

"They told me that I might play inside or outside linebacker but they also like my potential to play defensive end," said Miller. "They feel that I'm real quick and so they said that they might try to put weight on me and put me at defensive end. I'll play anywhere as long as I can get on the field at some point."

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