Utah prep linebacker commits to Boise State

By Brian Murphy

Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) High linebacker Durrant Miles committed to Boise State on Tuesday, he told the Idaho Statesman. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Miles, a senior to be, plans to go on an LDS mission before enrolling at Boise State.

"I just knew it was my place to go when I met all the coaches," said Miles, who attended junior day and summer camp at Boise State. "Coach (Chris) Pete(rsen), he’s got it all figured out. I loved the facilities, loved everything up there. Everything about Boise told me I need to be there."

Miles said Boise State recruited him to play "stud" linebacker, the same position Shea McClellin played last season. McClellin was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in April.

"I couldn’t believe it," Miles said. "Their whole defense is basically run around that."

Miles was at Boise State on Friday. The Broncos offered him a scholarship on Monday, Miles said. He had offers from Utah State and Hawaii and was scheduled to visit Utah with his parents Wednesday. Miles said he is not going to make that trip.

"He's one of the best leaders I've ever coached. I feel like he's a no-brainer," said Bingham coach Dave Peck.

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Welcome Durrant

Hope to see ya making big plays down the road at BSU. Best of luck on your mission and at BSU.

Looking forward to seeing you with the Broncos...

So that will make Miles a ~20 year old freshman with the maturity of being away from school doing something responsible for two years before he starts at Boise State. Stud is right! He'll be a man. I think it's fantastic.

Yeah, but...

...BYU has a whole team of those kinda guys and they win...well, once in a while.


Boise State will not have the service' of Miles for the next two years as he sets off on his church mission. Albeit, the 2010 recruit LB Darren Lee should be finishing his two year mission or already finished it.

Would you check to see if he (Lee) will be on campus in July or at worst case scenario August?


Has anyone else been reading the Salt Lake Tribune Blog that ran this story? They hate us!


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Yep. Not too many Boise State fans on those boards.