Braxton Miller will play for Ohio State this season

The silence is over. The suspense has been lifted.

Braxton Miller will play for Ohio State this season and will compete with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett for the starting quarterback position.

Miller spoke to the Columbus Dispatch about his decision to stay a Buckeye.


In the meantime, Miller earned his degree from Ohio State in December, which meant he was free to transfer to another school and play immediately in his fifth year if he so desired. As his father Kevin Miller, Meyer, OSU athletic director Gene Smith and others refuted any notion that Braxton Miller was headed elsewhere, the quarterback kept quiet about it until now. He said he didn’t want to talk about it until he was fully healthy again.

“I look on the internet, and I see things forever on my timeline – Instagram, Twitter – that had me transferring to all types of different schools and stuff like that,” Miller said. “It was kind of a big controversy at the time but, you know, I had to keep my head on straight.

“Schools reached out, they reached out hard, and I kept my head where it needed to be, and I stayed smart with my situation.” Because, as he pointed out, “It was kind of tough for me and my family to go through that situation, the second (shoulder) surgery and stuff like that.”

There has been talk about Miller switching positions, but he says he intends on competing for the starting quarterback spot with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.

“Absolutely. … God put me on this earth … to be an athlete, and the first thing in mind is being a quarterback, and just be smart about what I do,” Miller said.

No matter what position Miller plays, there is no doubt he is one of the most electrifying players in college football when he is healthy. During his time in Columbus, Miller has accounted for 84 total touchdowns and finished in the Top 10 in the Heisman voting twice.

The Buckeyes will open their title defense against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7.

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