Ben Miles commits to Nebraska

Tiger Rag Editor

Les Miles’ son will be a Cornhusker.

Ben Miles, the No. 3 fullback in the Class of 2017, committed to Nebraska on Sunday, choosing the Big 10 school over LSU, North Carolina, and Boston College.

Miles picked up his first offer from LSU and Frank Wilson last fall, a process his mother, Kathy Miles, talked about with Tiger Rag earlier this year.

“Ben loves LSU,” she said. “We’ll see what happens. He’s a pretty independent thinker.”

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“We both taught them to be very independent, because it was important to us,” she says. “We talked about it before he ever became the head coach at Oklahoma State. We didn’t want our kids to rely on his job. It’s the style of job that you can be here one day and gone the next. We’d seen that with other coaches’ kids. We wanted them to make their own ways and own identities. And Les has a personality that’s very curious, adventuresome. Honestly, I think our kids have a combination of wanting to see other things and being independent. They dearly love LSU, but they see it as, ‘That’s dad’s thing.’ And that’s what we wanted. It’s funny. Les feels upset sometimes that they’re not at LSU, but we put them on a path to do that.”

Miles is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge. Check out his film below.

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