Last week the Gretna Hawks proved their dominance in the Dogwood by beating the defending single 'A' state champs 50-7 at Altavista. No one was more responsible for the huge victory than Gretna's senior quarterback Nic Miller.
"Nic is one of the best players in the state of Virginia, bar none. He can run it, he can throw it, he is the best player in this part of the state," said Kevin Saunders.
It is hard to argue against Coach Saunders. His star player, Nic Miller, put up some numbers against the defending single 'A' state champs Altavista last Friday. Miller scored four touchdowns, two on the ground and two through the air. Although Miller is a leader at quarterback, he says he is much better at playing a different position.
"I look at myself more as a running back, because I run the ball a lot. But when I need to I work on throwing the ball a lot," said Nic Miller.
As a makeshift running back, Miller had 115 yards on the ground. As a quarterback, he completed 10 of 15 passes for 234 yards. Stats like that have opened the eyes of a few college scouts!
"I think he is a better runner. I think he is a good college tailback. He can run with power and he reads his blocks very well. He also throws a very good football," said Saunders.
Miller says while his offensive skills are in tact, he wouldn't mind playing a lil D at the next level.
"I look at myself as a threat because I can create points from defense. I think it is a big deal because it gives linebackers and the ability to run free after the quarterback because they know they have a safety to make a play in case they do make a mistake," said Miller.
College teams are going to have to wait until this high school football season is over to get there hands on the Hawks dual threat QB. With all of his skills sets, Miller says the one thing that truly makes his stand out is his ability to lead.
"I try and leave by example. I try and pick them up instead of putting them down. There is no reason to have a player on the field that you do not trust in. I trust in all of my players I just want them to be able to get better. I just like to motivate them and give them a good push to be better," said Miller.
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