Last night, Sports Illustrated passed along some breaking — but somewhat expected — news surrounding Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller. According to the report, Miller was set to move to H-back and punt returner rather than play quarterback in 2015.
However, Miller’s father, Kevin Miller, said that his son is a quarterback first.
“That’s what he wants to do,” Miller’s father told the Columbus Dispatch regarding Braxton playing quarterback. “But being a competitor and a team player, if he doesn’t feel that he’s ready for quarterback because of the shoulder, he’s open to doing whatever it takes to get on the field and help the team.
“[Playing receiver is] not his plan, but if it comes down to that, he’s already been putting in work. You don’t want to wait until the last minute.”
Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer even said the report was jumping the gun a bit, because he had yet to make a decision.
Miller’s father then went on to say the SI report was likely just a misinterpretation.
“When I talked to him, I was kind of misinterpreted,” Miller said. “I didn’t say it was set in stone. I said it all depended on the health of his shoulder.”
Braxton Miller will meet with Dr. James Andrews before the start of the Buckeyes training camp on Aug. 9. If he is healthy enough to throw, he will likely remain in the competition with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett. However, if the shoulder is not healthy, Miller could find himself playing receiver to end his college career.
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