By Brandon Speck
Itawamba senior quarterback Vijay Miller doesn’t have any Division I scholarship offers.
He is doing his part to change that, coaches say with more than stats and the missile he has for an arm.
Through three games, the 6-foot-2, 170-pounder has already thrown for 775 yards and seven touchdowns. He has completed 45-of-71 and has a QB rating of 133.2.
“Vijay is so good at seeing what we’re getting (from defenses),” IAHS coach Clint Hoots said. “He thinks so quickly back there. His mental part of the game is far beyond his years.”
Miller makes throws in and out of the pocket and across his body that coaches would scold others for trying. He is sixth in the state in passing yards – on a team that also rushes for 299 yards per game, 41 more than it passes for. Miller is averaging 76 yards rushing per game. He had 100 on nine carries in a Week 3 win against Saltillo.
First-year co-offensive coordinator Ron Price says whichever college does get him, is getting more than a player with a more-than-impressive stat line.
“He is a coach on the field. He understands defenses and knows where to go with the ball,” Price said. “He has tremendous arm strength and will be an asset to the school that gets him.”