“Have a passion for what you’re doing. I have a passion for football.”
Zach Miller’s passion has elevated him to being one of the best safeties in the state, but there is more to this Class Act from Stratford High School than just football.
Stratford High School head coach Eliot Allen says,.”I think Zach is Class Act because he’s always the guy who is the first one here and the last one to leave, and more importantly he has great relationships with everybody on our team. He does a good job of making everybody better.”
Miller adds, “I definitely love helping out with my community. I think that’s important because I’ve been given so many opportunities, that it’s important for me to give back. I love working with kids. Going and helping kid’s with athletics or school stuff.”
Allen says, “He’s really involved with the community. I know he is involved with his church. Plays 7-on-7 in the summer and runs track in the offseason and I think he played baseball as a freshman but since then it’s been track.”
Miller is on the right track when it comes to academics. He is a member of National Honor Society and would love to become a Longhorn.
Of course he isn’t ruling out going to an Ivy League school either since he has visits lined up for both Cornell and Harvard.
Tradition may steer him to Austin though.
Miller says, “I’m definitely interested in University of Texas because everybody in my family has gone there. My sister is currently there right now. Since two years old I’ve been to U-T games and I’ve been interested in that stuff.”
Could he possibly choose Stanford?
After all, fellow Stratford High Student Andrew Luck has paved his way to success in the NFL taking that route.
Eliot says, “I think Zach possesses a lot of the same characteristics that Andrew had, just in terms of his leadership ability. You know he never makes himself to be the hero. He always, regardless if you’re a third team guy or a starter, he treats you the same.”
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