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Huskers add commit No. 12

Nebraska added another commit to its 2017 class Sunday afternoon as they landed Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic fullback Ben Miles.

The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Miles could play a mixture of running back, fullback and H-back for the Huskers. He visited Lincoln for NU's spring game back in April where the coaches were able to show him how he'd be used in their offense and has been high on the Huskers ever since that point in time.

“I met with my position coach, the head coach, and the strength coach, and I took part in watching the spring game,” Miles recalled.

“The coaches talked about how they would use me, and then, if I could see myself being at and playing for Nebraska. I liked the versatility they would use me in and I think that Nebraska is a great place to play football and get an education.”

Asked for his personal highlight during his unofficial visit to Lincoln, Miles replied:

"I liked the whole experience, and the tradition and history of Nebraska," Miles stated. "And also, just the spring game and playing in front of the state of Nebraska.

"Just the whole experience was a highlight for me: the tradition of Nebraska football, the goals of the staff, and the crowd and atmosphere you would have a chance to play in front of."

Miles, the son of LSU head football coach Les Miles, choose Nebraska over offers from Boston College, LSU, Purdue, Michigan State and UTSA among others.

His commitment gives Nebraska 12 total commits for the 2017 class and the first commit from the state of Louisiana in the class.