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Only Houston Miller days until Texas Tech football

The resdshirt junior saw lots of action on special teams last year, but will he step into the defensive line rotation?

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After redshirting his freshman year and missing the majority of his redshirt freshman season with an injury, Miller finally got to see significant action on the field as a sophomore last year as a member of the special teams unit.

This year, however, Miller is looking to inch his way up the depth chart and get some playing time on the defensive line. The Keller prospect made the All-State team in high school and picked Texas Tech over offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas State, TCU, Duke and many others.

With such an impressive resume, you have to be hopeful Miller can make a significant impact during his last two years of eligibility. High school accolades are nice, but in college football, player development is paramount to any other factor in determining the success of an athlete, regardless of position or rating. Whether or not he got the coaching he needed under the Kingsbury regime remains to be seen, but expect Matt Wells and staff to jump on the opportunity to turn this raw talent into a force on the defensive line.

Miller graduated this spring and is now working on his master’s degree, so congrats to him on the first of hopefully many accomplishments both on and off the field in Lubbock.