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Boise State roster countdown 2018: Day 91, Durrant Miles

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Well how about this guys? We are almost done with living in the 90s. With only 91 days left until Boise State tackles that “other” Alabama team, today we’ll take a look at #91 on the Boise State roster—Durrant Miles

#91, Durrant Miles, Senior, DE

Stats

Height: 6’ 5”

Weight: 266 lbs (+11)

High School: Bingham High School, South Jordan, Utah

How'd he get to the Blue™?

Mr. Durrant Miles followed the path that many other former (and some current) Broncos decided upon: go on an LDS mission (which sent him to Bolivia), come back home, and dominate. Per ESPN, Miles was a three-star rated recruit out of high school. Other offers he had were Hawaii and Utah State. I nod approvingly at his decision-making skills.

Nickname

“Duracell”

Don’t act like I brainstormed words that started with “Dur” because that’s exactly what I did (apologies to Durango, Durable, and Tyler Durden).

Look-a-like

This guy?

Career Highlights

Started all 14 games for the Broncos in 2017—earning All-Mountain West Honorable Mention.

Had 35 total tackles (20 solo), a sack, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and a fumble recovery (which should count as 10 considering the dearth of turnovers that year) as a sophomore.

Earned Mountain West All-academic team in 2015.

As a high school senior Miles had 64 tackles and 10 sacks. That effort got him first-team all-state from the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. He was the team MVP and earned all-region honors.

2018 Prospectus

Ideally, football players get better and better each year they are in school and to that end, Miles has had a pretty ideal career with the Broncos. Miles junior season saw him register two LESS tackles (33) than his sophomore campaign (35, obvs), but the quality of his contributions were objectively better...which is probably why he was named to the All-MWC honorable mention team. In 2017, Miles increased his TFLs by 1.5, his sack total by 1, and registered the first forced fumbles (2), PBUs (3) and INT of his career. That’s a pretty solid year for the senior-to-be and one that was easy to overlook with the ridiculous freshman campaign of Curtis Weaver.

Seeing as Weaver blew up far earlier than most, it’s fair to say that he’ll be another focal point of the Bronco D this season, and a healthy Jabril Frazier can do major damage on the edges as well, leaving Miles as a pair of sneakily good “fresh legs” for the Bronco rotation. I’m not sure how Coach Kauha’aha’a’s (never thought I’d type that many apostrophes at once—whew) guidance will change the complexion of the defensive line, but Andy Avalos seems to have a pretty good idea how to scheme them up and I expect with a fully healthy rotation of Weaver, Frazier, Miles, and Whitney these ends are going to do the best kind of wreaking—havoc wreaking. Bring Kelemete and Rufai into the mix and you’ve got a pretty darn deep group, and that’s even before big-time commit Kukea Emmsley even shows up (any day, I wager).

Miles should have a solid senior campaign and I expect most of his impactful stats to increase slightly, but even if he plateaus, his vocal on (and off) field leadership is a valuable asset to the Bronco defense. Hoping his swan song is a good one.

Is he on Twitter?

Not as far as I can tell, but based on a keyword search this tweet might be about him.

Completely made up fact

In the offseason, Miles hones his skills by tackling piñatas at children’s parties. If you see a blindfolded guy coming off the edge this fall, now you’ll know why.