Kearney QB Brayden Miller turns down scholarship offers to walk-on at Nebraska

Kearney QB Brayden Miller outruns a Norfolk defender during a playoff game.

Kearney senior Brayden Miller has always had a dream to play football at Nebraska. On Tuesday morning he made that dream official by committing to walk on for the Huskers.

“It was the place for me, and it fits me perfect and it’s where I want to be,” Miller said. “I love the coaching staff, the weight program and everything about (Nebraska).”

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound quarterback chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from Division II schools Pittsburg State and UNK. He also had an offer from NAIA Doane. UNK recruited him as a safety, while Nebraska, Pittsburg State and Doane recruited him as a quarterback.

“I took visits to all four schools and decided that I’m gonna have to work hard wherever I go, so it might as well be at the top,” he said.

After taking an official visit to Pittsburg State in early January, multiple visits to UNK, a trip to Truman State in the fall and one to Doane, he decided the best situation for him was to walk on at Nebraska.

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“My dream has always been to play at Nebraska,” Miller told The World-Herald earlier this month. “But I will find the best situation for me and my family. ... I’ve always wanted to play college football, and I’m competitive. I don’t stop ever, no matter the score. I don’t stop until it’s over.”

Miller passed for 1,371 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games during his senior season. He also rushed for 596 yards and seven touchdowns.

Miller is the 20th known walk-on commitment in Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class.

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