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Enterprise Ultimate Pick Ups: Jett Duffey & Houston Miller

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With Texas Tech, I think they made two right picks in Jett Duffey and Houston Miller.

Jett Duffey was a relative unknown to FBS programs. He finished his junior year with a 8-5 record and had gained the attention of a few FCS programs like Stephen F. Austin, Southern Illinois and McNeese State.

2014-2015 Stats

Jett Duffey Cmp Att Yds Cmp % TD Int
Passing 162 298 2259 54.3 20 10
Jett Duffey Car Yds Avg 100+ GM TD Y/G
Rushing 171 1103 6.4 4 19 84.8

Duffey's 14/15 numbers don't particularly pop off of the page but they are solid numbers for a junior quarterback. His big break came in the spring heading into the summer. The Nike Opening is a series of camps where basically any athlete can try to get their name out their if they meet certain criteria to register for the camp. Duffey had an amazing performance at the DFW camp and made it to the last round of the quarterback portion which is the pressure chamber. Again, no one knew who this unranked Jett Duffey kid was but yet he was going toe-to-toe with 4-star QBs Shane Buechele and Tristen Wallace.

After the DFW camp, Duffey attended the New Orleans regional camp for The Opening at the end of March and this time he won the pressure chamber contest and some buzz started to swirl about him. As if one MVP wasn't good for him, he went to the Charlotte regional the first weekend of May and again won the pressure chamber gaining his 2nd MVP honor and an invite to the Elite 11.

Texas Tech was quick to pounce after Duffey's stellar performance and offered him a few days after the Charoltte regional. Duffey took two days and turned that offer into a commitment. Texas Tech was Duffey's first power 5 offer and some were skeptical at first. This year Duffey proved that the offer was not a mistake as Jett Duffey lead Lake Ridge to a state championship game. While Lake Ridge lost in the state championship, Texas Tech is still getting a winner. Duffey has a great head on his shoulders and shows maturity in interviews. He'll be a leader in the locker room for the years to come.

2015-2016 Stats

Jett Duffey Cmp Att Yds Cmp % TD Int
Passing 165 279 2756 59% 29 7
Jett Duffey Car Yds Avg 100+ GM TD Y/G
Rushing 172 1688 10 9 19 105.5

Houston Miller was much like Duffey when it comes to ratings from the recruiting sites. Miller was a 2-star on Rivals and a 3-star on Scout. After an outstanding senior season, Miller bumped up to a 3-star on Rivals and a 4-star on Scout. Scout also included Miller in their top 300 list of recruits for 2016.

2015-2016 Stats

Solo Tackles Total Tackles Tackles Per Game Sacks Forced Fumbles
87 119 11.9 9 4

As you can see, Miller racked up 119 sacks along with 9 sacks. Those are great numbers especially coming from a defensive end. Miller saw playing time on varisty starting with his sophomore year at Keller. Since he saw playing time early he's used to big games and has some experience under his belt. This isn't a guy who just had one standout year, he's a workhorse who takes care of business. I expect Miller to get playing time immediately as a freshman and look for him to make an impact throughout his career as a Red Raider.

Career Stats

Solo Tackles Total Tackles Tackles Per Game Sacks Forced Fumbles
167 239 7.7 12 10