Duke’s season may have ended on Saturday with a 36-31 loss to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl, but next season is already looking promising.
Yesterday, it was reported that Jeff Driskel was considering transferring, and today news has broken, according to Bleacher Report, that Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is considering the Blue Devils as well.
According to 247Sports’ Adam Rowe, “Florida QB Jeff Driskel and Ohio State QB Braxton Miller have expressed interest in transferring to Duke.”
Miller came into the season as a Heisman frontrunner, before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the season. Miller would be an unlikely candidate to start for the Buckeyes next season, even with his impressive 28-8 record as a starter, because J.T. Barrett has lead Ohio State 12-1 record and Big Ten Championship. Barrett has thrown for 2,834 yards in his freshman season, and 34 touchdowns to 10 interceptions before his season ended in injury. He should be ready for next season.
In 2013, Miller threw for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns, to just 7 interceptions. He also ran for 1,068 and 12 more touchdowns. He lead Ohio State to a 12-2 record, going undefeated until losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game. They also lost to Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl.
In 2012, Miller lead Ohio State to a perfect 12-0 season, but they were not eligible to participate in postseason play due to NCAA violations. He threw for 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns to six interceptions. He also ran for 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Duke isn’t the only school that Miller may be considering, as rumors have also surfaced that he is considering Florida State according to Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat.
For his career, Miller has 5,292 yards, 52 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Wherever he ends up, he has a chance to be a standout in his final year of eligibility before declaring for the NFL Draft.
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