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Player: Gabriel Miller

Hometown: Mishawaka, IN

School: Penn

Position: LS

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 235

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Offers: Eastern Michigan, Nebraska

 

 

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He looks good for a LS but I dont know what to think about using a scholarship on a long snapper.

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If he is worthy of the scholarship, you give it to him. He's one of the top long snappers in this class, so if it takes a scholarship to get him here, you do it.

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We didn't get a chance to speculate whether he'd choose us over Eastern Michigan. I was expecting this thread to reach Owa/Peat levels... guess not

 

Bad jokes aside, good to know we'll have a very strong long snapper for 4 years.

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Not huge on a snapper being on schollie from day one but at-least he's one of the best in the nation and it will be one less thing for us to worry about for the next four seasons. Crappy snapper can cost you a close game. Not doing cartwheels over this commit but I'm OK with it.

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Welcome Gabriel!

 

I absolutely have no problem having a LS on scholarship. It's not like we have 3 or 4 of them on scholarship. This guy will take over when PJ is done and should earn his keep over 4 years as others have said. The fact that he is college ready makes a big difference as to why he was awarding coming in vs sitting out a development year as a walkon.

 

I can't help but think of Miami's trouble one year that we played them. They had a crappy LS and it was a big reason why we won that game. Having a bad LS nullifies any scholarship placekicker or punter. They all have to work together.

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the guy who reviewed him on his scout page gave him some glowing comments..... he seems like a really nice kid... though his video was pretty boring as i expected it to be.... some suggestions

 

1. when he guy catches the ball it explodes like a bomb

2. some music of any kind

3. turn the ball into puppies, hotdogs anorexic model etc...

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Rubiolongsnapping.com has him rated as the 3rd best LS in this year's class with their top prospect going to Bama and their number 2 going to Michigan.

 

http://www.rubiolong...3.html#Snappers

What you failed to mention to deter the hating vultures, is that the top two that went to Bama and Michigan are also going on schollies.

 

His times on his snaps before his senior year, are what many Special Teams coaches wish their LS could achieve.

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I think it's like kickers and punters. Maybe less high profile a position, but K/P are often walk-ons too. However, sometimes we get scholarship guys at these positions. Didn't we get a scholarship punter recently? I'm not sure he stuck his commitment, or that might have been the kicker. I forget. We can't always get away with a great walk-on at the perfect time, a la P.J. Mangieri.

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My guess is Bo never takes Taylor out late in games to get Miller quality snaps at QB.

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He looks good for a LS but I dont know what to think about using a scholarship on a long snapper.

 

Think of it as an investment that'll pay off the next time you're watching a college football game and you see a team with an errant snap on a punt. The ability to get the football quickly and accurately to the punter's hands generally leads to better punts, increased hang time, better coverage, and the ability to flip the field. Not to mention the precision and timing he'll bring to the table on field goals.

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I hope this doesn't mean that we expect to be punting more in the coming years.

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I seem to remember Bo, early in his tenure at NU, stating he didn't offer scholarships to incoming H.S. kickers or punters. My guess is he had a change of heart due to the impact Alex Henry had on games. We offered a few top kickers schollies in the 2011 clclass and ended up taking Bondi. Now we are taking long snappers on scholarship. Quite an evolution for Bo. It's probably a good move. We seem to be filling the positions of greatest need this year (safety, lb, de, te), which allows us the luxury to spend a scholarship on a long snapper.

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What a glorious way to get a free education.

 

Imagine doing that in the NFL. I did this for 6 years in jr. high and high school. I wish somebody would have told me you could make money being a long snapper when I was in high school.

 

(Took me a while to think of a way to word that last sentence without it ending up in the Out of Context thread, not sure if I succeeded. :/)

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Absolutely worth a scholly. With special teams being 1/3 of the whole deal, it's the lack of execution and/or abilities in ST that end up biting you.

 

(Do you think St. Bobby at Florida St would like to redo his commitment to to ST over his career?)

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Welcome Gabriel --- glad you are a Husker. All indications are that you are the type of young man that will succeed here. Best wishes to you.

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This pic cracks me up for some reason. Maybe it's that sh!t-eatin grin knowing he's going to be Husker

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This pic cracks me up for some reason. Maybe it's that sh!t-eatin grin knowing he's going to be Husker

I think it is the fact he looks like he is 12 and this looks like a Pop Warner pic/football card that parents can order to give to all relatives and friends.

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This pic cracks me up for some reason. Maybe it's that sh!t-eatin grin knowing he's going to be Husker

I think it is the fact he looks like he is 12 and this looks like a Pop Warner pic/football card that parents can order to give to all relatives and friends.

 

Is that why you're carrying it in your wallet?

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This pic cracks me up for some reason. Maybe it's that sh!t-eatin grin knowing he's going to be Husker

I think it is the fact he looks like he is 12 and this looks like a Pop Warner pic/football card that parents can order to give to all relatives and friends.

 

Is that why you're carrying it in your wallet?

Hells yeah...... it is next to the pic of my wife. You know my better half.......the constant piece of tail I get......you know what I am talking about ...........oh...........my bad, brotha :P

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This pic cracks me up for some reason. Maybe it's that sh!t-eatin grin knowing he's going to be Husker

I think it is the fact he looks like he is 12 and this looks like a Pop Warner pic/football card that parents can order to give to all relatives and friends.

 

Is that why you're carrying it in your wallet?

Hells yeah...... it is next to the pic of my wife. You know my better half.......the constant piece of tail I get......you know what I am talking about ...........oh...........my bad, brotha :P

 

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Just so I'm not totally derailing the thread, I would've killed to have a long-snapper like that in high school and college. Would've saved me some "Oh my god I'm gonna die" moments.

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This is the only other LS guy we have aside from PJ. Walk-on from Green Bay.

 

LS really is an underrated position. People don't really care about the position until the ball either gets snapped short of the punter/FG holder or sails it way over their heads.

 

Didn't PJ turn down a scholly from Purdue to walk-on for the Huskers and started immediately?

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JYNDUVIKJAWAUBN.20110726215308.jpg

 

This is the only other LS guy we have aside from PJ. Walk-on from Green Bay.

 

LS really is an underrated position. People don't really care about the position until the ball either gets snapped short of the punter/FG holder or sails it way over their heads.

 

Didn't PJ turn down a scholly from Purdue to walk-on for the Huskers and started immediately?

Somebody find that guy a soul!

 

Looks like he's definitely future Dateline: To Catch a Predator material. :D

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From Husker Journal. Looking forward to Miller being a solid contributor.

 

JUNE 21, 2012. ALL TEAMS MESSAGE BOARDS GABRIEL MILLER, OL, 6-0, 240, MISHAWAKA (PENN), INDIANA

 

"It feels great!" Says the Husker commit. "I was only up there for two days, I liked everything about it. The Campus was great, the facilities were just great."

 

From The Beginning

 

"I've talked to the coaches about a week and a half ago, they e-mailed me and I called Coach John Papuchis. They (Neb) said I was the guy they wanted but they wanted to see me snap. I came up on Saturday (6/16) morning and snapped for the coaches. Saturday Coach Bo Pelini offered me." Miller said

 

"Bo took me in there (his office) and brought my mom and dad. That's when he offered me. He (Bo) came in and told me I was the guy they wanted. They want me to come in as a true freshman, win the starting spot, do my job." MIller said

 

Lets Have Breakfast And Commit

 

"We actually talked to Coach Pelini there , talked to the specialist Coach John Papuchis who runs the punt team. We decided to stay over night, go back to the Hotel on Saturday night and talk about it. Then Sunday morning a breakfast we went to that's when I told Coach Bo Pelini (commitment)." Miller said

 

Saturday Night Lights

 

"The city (Lincoln) was great we stopped at a few places, the people were friendly. We took a tour of the campus it was great. At the end - Saturday night we went out on the field with the recruits and stuff. They took us out on the field the music was blaring and it was definitely cool. I loved the feel of the stadium."

 

Parents Approval

 

"If I love it they (parents) will love it. They asked a lot of questions about the major I'm looking for. Through the tour they showed us the academic part of where the football players tutored or what. I know my parents liked to see that. Coach Pelini and the rest of the staff put academics on a high standard." MIller said

 

Just Snap The Ball

 

"Snapping I will be exclusively - long snapping. So it will be on punts, extra points and field goals. Miller said"

 

"You know I don't get nervous. My mom and dad, when Coach Pelini came out saw me snap, I don't get nervous. I'm confident. I have the ability of snapping. I know as soon as I snap it, it's going to be a perfect snap. I don't ger nervous at all."

 

"You have to have some weight so you can go down field and make tackles. So it's a lot of practice. I can snap fast and I'm accurate and run down field and make a tackle." MIller commented what it takes to be a good snapper.

 

A Good Work Out

 

"I was probably there for a hour, little more than a hour. I did quite a bit of snapping, I would take an estimate about 50 snaps. The coach had me snap for 15 yards which is a punt, some PAT's and field goal snaps. They had me do some running a little bit, a agility course. They put bags out about 40 yards for me to tackle, show my speed." Miller said

 

Miller said he has been working out with Chris Rubio's Long Snapping camp for about a year and a half and just gets better all the time.

 

"We're starting it," Miller said about his Big Red Collection. "We stopped by a couple of stores got some shirts and hats. "I'll be flying out Friday to Los Angeles with Coach Chris Chris Rubio, the Top 12 Camp, the top long snappers in the country. And I will be wearing quite a bit of Nebraska gear."

 

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Very glad that I found the HuskerBoard! I've been interviewed alot lately, and since I'm most likely going to be a broadcasting major I thought I'd answer a few questions that don't seem to have been asked yet.

 

Q: What size of high school are you coming from?

A: Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. has an enrollment of about 3,600 in 9th - 12th grade.

 

Q: What other position if any do you play?

A: I have been the starting long snapper since my sophomore year. I was the starting center my junior year, and will again be the starting center this year.

 

Q: What kind of season did you have last year?

A: We went undefeated all season long until we got into the state championship game. We were the runner's up. Let's just say I had a lot of opportunities to show my long snapping talent at that game!

 

Q: What made you decide to be a long snapper?

A: My dad played college football back in the 70's, he is 6'2" and my Uncle (his brother) who is 6'7" played college basketball. Unfortunatly I didn't get their height, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from playing the sport that I love at the next level. I picked up long snapping at a young age, and my parents through NCSA found Chris Rubio who has helped me perfect my snap. I have studied the art of long snapping, and have made it into my passion. Long snapping might look easy, but you really have to put alot of time into it to perfect it. Then you go to competitions and camps so that you can get ranked. I just got back from Rubio's Top 12 event in LA. The results will be out in a week or so, but I can guarantee you that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were well represented!

 

Thanks to you all... I'm enjoying all of your comments! GBR!

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Very glad that I found the HuskerBoard! I've been interviewed alot lately, and since I'm most likely going to be a broadcasting major I thought I'd answer a few questions that don't seem to have been asked yet.

 

Q: What size of high school are you coming from?

A: Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. has an enrollment of about 3,600 in 9th - 12th grade.

 

Q: What other position if any do you play?

A: I have been the starting long snapper since my sophomore year. I was the starting center my junior year, and will again be the starting center this year.

 

Q: What kind of season did you have last year?

A: We went undefeated all season long until we got into the state championship game. We were the runner's up. Let's just say I had a lot of opportunities to show my long snapping talent at that game!

 

Q: What made you decide to be a long snapper?

A: My dad played college football back in the 70's, he is 6'2" and my Uncle (his brother) who is 6'7" played college basketball. Unfortunatly I didn't get their height, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from playing the sport that I love at the next level. I picked up long snapping at a young age, and my parents through NCSA found Chris Rubio who has helped me perfect my snap. I have studied the art of long snapping, and have made it into my passion. Long snapping might look easy, but you really have to put alot of time into it to perfect it. Then you go to competitions and camps so that you can get ranked. I just got back from Rubio's Top 12 event in LA. The results will be out in a week or so, but I can guarantee you that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were well represented!

 

Thanks to you all... I'm enjoying all of your comments! GBR!

Welcome to the family! Cool to see actual recruits join Huskerboard.
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Very glad that I found the HuskerBoard! I've been interviewed alot lately, and since I'm most likely going to be a broadcasting major I thought I'd answer a few questions that don't seem to have been asked yet.

 

Q: What size of high school are you coming from?

A: Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. has an enrollment of about 3,600 in 9th - 12th grade.

 

Q: What other position if any do you play?

A: I have been the starting long snapper since my sophomore year. I was the starting center my junior year, and will again be the starting center this year.

 

Q: What kind of season did you have last year?

A: We went undefeated all season long until we got into the state championship game. We were the runner's up. Let's just say I had a lot of opportunities to show my long snapping talent at that game!

 

Q: What made you decide to be a long snapper?

A: My dad played college football back in the 70's, he is 6'2" and my Uncle (his brother) who is 6'7" played college basketball. Unfortunatly I didn't get their height, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from playing the sport that I love at the next level. I picked up long snapping at a young age, and my parents through NCSA found Chris Rubio who has helped me perfect my snap. I have studied the art of long snapping, and have made it into my passion. Long snapping might look easy, but you really have to put alot of time into it to perfect it. Then you go to competitions and camps so that you can get ranked. I just got back from Rubio's Top 12 event in LA. The results will be out in a week or so, but I can guarantee you that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were well represented!

 

Thanks to you all... I'm enjoying all of your comments! GBR!

Good on ya mate! You made the best choice you could've for school... The team here in Nebraska is like a family. The whole state will love ya!

 

Indeed, this is the first time I remember an actual recruit posting on here. Want to be careful with any possible violations here, but you're here of your own free will, so...

 

Question for ya, if you end up checking back: What weight do they want you at eventually by the time you're on campus and snapping? Do you have to add mad weight or anything like that? You probably want to keep some of your quickness I'd imagine.

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Welcome to Huskerboard HuskerSnapper2013. Play hard, study like crazy and have a blast earning your degree and scholarship. Look forward to some good years together.

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Very glad that I found the HuskerBoard! I've been interviewed alot lately, and since I'm most likely going to be a broadcasting major I thought I'd answer a few questions that don't seem to have been asked yet.

 

Q: What size of high school are you coming from?

A: Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. has an enrollment of about 3,600 in 9th - 12th grade.

 

Q: What other position if any do you play?

A: I have been the starting long snapper since my sophomore year. I was the starting center my junior year, and will again be the starting center this year.

 

Q: What kind of season did you have last year?

A: We went undefeated all season long until we got into the state championship game. We were the runner's up. Let's just say I had a lot of opportunities to show my long snapping talent at that game!

 

Q: What made you decide to be a long snapper?

A: My dad played college football back in the 70's, he is 6'2" and my Uncle (his brother) who is 6'7" played college basketball. Unfortunatly I didn't get their height, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from playing the sport that I love at the next level. I picked up long snapping at a young age, and my parents through NCSA found Chris Rubio who has helped me perfect my snap. I have studied the art of long snapping, and have made it into my passion. Long snapping might look easy, but you really have to put alot of time into it to perfect it. Then you go to competitions and camps so that you can get ranked. I just got back from Rubio's Top 12 event in LA. The results will be out in a week or so, but I can guarantee you that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were well represented!

 

Thanks to you all... I'm enjoying all of your comments! GBR!

Welcome to the family. I would buy you a beer, but that would be illegal and probably a recruiting violation.

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