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Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:59 pm

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

A solid National Signing Day for Washington continued with the Huskies winning a late tug-of-war with USC for quarterback Cyler Miles.

An athletic 6'4", 215-pound prospect from Denver's Mullen High School, Miles committed to Steve Sarkisian last June but considered switching to the Trojans and Lane Kiffin late. In the end, Miles stuck with his commitment to keep the Huskies' 2012 class at 24 members.

That Miles' decision came at the Trojans' expense no doubt makes it particularly sweet for Husky fans, but Miles' skills are reason for enthusiasm alone. Miles ranks as the No. 6 "combo quarterback" in the nation according to Maxpreps, and the 2012 class's No. 102 player overall. Tom Lemming's assessment for Maxpreps:

He looked good down in San Antonio, throws a nice catchable ball and runs better than just about any QB in the country. He's a major threat with both his arm and his legs ... He shows great vision, speed, arm strength, accuracy, and quickness. What more can you ask for in a big-time QB? Not to mention size. He has proven to be one of the country's more athletic QB's, has a strong build, and throws accurately while on the run. He is a legitimate difference maker at the QB position. I was impressed with his ability to thread the needle, hit his receivers on the numbers and using his all around quickness and speed to keep the play going until he finds open receivers.

From the Twitter feed of the Denver Post's Ryan Casey, Miles signing alongside some of his teammates:


The Huskies are currently ranked 24th in the CBS Sports National Signing Day top 25

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at's NSD Central.


Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:47 pm

Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

Look at me, "reputation zero". If I wanted that kind of abuse, I would have gone to Fox News!

Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:45 pm

Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

That kind of kid may have issues continuing to focus down the road, always worrying about what may have been somewhere else. Huskies, like many other teams, have had a few of those. I hope he finds happiness and stability somewhere.

Since: May 27, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:27 pm

Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

Agree on Payton. If the LOI was tomorrow he would probably be at OSU.  

Banner was a disappointment.  Perhaps more a matter of not wanting to be compared to his Father (Husky Legend Lincoln Kennedy) at Washington.

The whole thing is silly and great entertainment but Coaching will be the final tally of who won the day. 

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:24 pm

Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

Even of the guys they lost in-state, the circumstances were a bit unusual:  one was not a long-time Washington resident and didn't have the "Washington is my home" feeling; one was academically gifted and received on offer from Stanford, which is very difficult to turn down in any case; and one wanted to play wide receiver, and the Huskies were recruiting him as a cornerback only (until a new coach convinced the Huskies otherwise, too late).  So in those three cases, there were extenuating circumstances.  The biggest loss was Zach Banner, who chose USC over Washington.

Biggest steal away from Washington at the last moment was WR Jordan Payton, who in the end went to UCLA after giving then reneging on commitments to three other different schools.  I recognize these are young guys making tough decisions, but that kind of vascillating tells you something relative to his peers, so it's probably not a disaster he's going somewhere else.  Very talented WR, though.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:08 pm

Top "combo" QB Miles sticks with Washington

This is a huge pickup with Miles, especially since they were competing with a power in USC and the fact that he still chose to go to UW. i also like the fact that it didnt bother him that another 4 star recruit signed there also, but you can never have too many QB's on the roster especially if there is one injury. He is a talented young man and working with SARk for the next 4-5 years is only going to help him. I think we will see him add a little weight, even though he is still a fairly good sized kid and once he gets the feeling for college ball he could definitely have a chance to make it to the next level.  I really believe with the class that they got this year(especially after losing out on 4 of the top 5 in state prospects) they are positioning themselves in the upper part of the PAC-12 and have a chance to compete with everyone in conference. So I would like to say Congrats to Miles for joining the DAWGS and GOHUSKIES!!!!

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