Von Miller wasn’t always a superstar.
Before the Denver Broncos linebacker was a Super Bowl MVP, he was a 3-star recruit out of DeSoto (Texas) High School. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 238 overall prospect and the No. 13 outside linebacker in the nation.
Despite a recruiting analyst probably needing to find a new job, both Texas A&M and LSU both battled to court the now-NFL star, along with a host of other programs.
But on signing day, Miller inked his pledge to the Aggies and went on to play in College Station from 2007-10 where he collected 181 tackles, 33 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft and has been a force in the league ever since.
But going back to that February day, why did Miller choose Texas A&M over LSU?
The NFL linebacker recently addressed the question in a Sports Illustrated feature written by Greg Bishop.
“A&M really wanted me,” Miller told Bishop. “You know that girlfriend that’s really not that attractive but she’s going to do everything she can to keep you? That was A&M. . . . That hot chick that just talks to you on Mondays? That was LSU.”
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