JUCO WR officially on Nebraska football radar after postgrad camp

JUCO WR Hayes Miller impresses at Nebraska's postgrad camp, earning a preferred walk-on offer as the Huskers seek veteran presence.
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At Nebraska football’s recent postgrad camp, there were a few players that caught Husker coaches’ attention. One of the most interesting of the small bunch is a wide receiver out of Coffeyville who could add a veteran presence to a wide receiver room that needs exactly that.

Hayes Miller came to Lincoln not sure what would happen when he participated in the camp. It turns out the best possible outcome is what occurred.

Now it’s about the Nebraska football team making it clear to the JUCO wide receiver that he can be a real asset to the program. The one caveat is that the Cornhuskers want him as a walk on and his recruitment isn’t quite over.

Nebraska football finds diamond in the rough JUCO receiver at postgrad camp

The postgrad camp has produced some interesting results the last two years since Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule put it into practice. Last year, NU got a walk-on quarterback out of the deal. 

It appears they may be about to do that again with a former NAIA gunslinger who is looking to get an offer soon. Hayes Miller got himself an offer and could be joining a roster that definitely has some unconventional aspects to it.

"Not really having anything out of high school, it's kind of a dream," Miller told Brian Christopherson after getting the preferred walk-on offer.

The Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College product has had a bit of a rough ride since going to JUCO route, as can happen. In his only season with the school, he appeared in 3 games and caught 3 passes for 30 yards.

"I didn't really get a lot of action," Miller told Inside Nebraska. "We didn't really have a receivers coach, so it was really hard to develop. But in the spring, we finally got one (Angel Ortiz) and he's helped me tremendously improve my craft on a different type of level."

Now he’s weighing whether the Nebraska football program is what’s best for him. The Huskers would certainly like to add another body to the room, especially after losing one during the spring game.