March 12, 2007

Gabe Miller--Redshirt Review

Perhaps the most highly touted athlete of the 2006 recruiting class, Gabe Miller came out of Lake Oswego High School as a four star recruit, ranked 11th in the nation at inside linebacker, and the number 1 overall prospect in the state of Oregon by Rivals.com. The 6-foot-3, 230 pound athlete had racked up offers from Colorado, Oregon, California, and Oregon State, but made Beaver fans proud when he announced that he would sign with OSU, one week prior to Letter of Intent Day.

After signing, Miller suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the spring of his senior year, while running the high hurdles in a track meet at Lake Oswego. Surgery was required and up to nine months of rehab is the norm. Instead of delaying his enrollment at Oregon State, Miller went ahead and entered school with the rest of his class in the fall of 2006, while working on his rehab with Oregon State trainers. He was able to focus on class work and work on his rehab all while building relationships with the coaching staff and his teammates.


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