Leesburg, VA (Feb. 8, 2016) – Heritage senior wide receiver Cole Miller signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play football for Georgetown University beginning the 2016-2017 academic school year.
Situated overlooking the Potomac River just a few minutes from downtown Washington, Georgetown University is currently ranked #21 in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 edition of Best Colleges in the Nation. Georgetown comprises several undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Law Center, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies and McCourt School of Public Policy.
“I remained positive throughout the recruiting process, but was relieved to make my decision and have a place to go after graduation, shared Miller. I wanted a university where I could get a great education and play D1 football, and Georgetown was the perfect place for both. It was a goal of mine to play there since my junior year and am so excited to be a part of the Hoya team.”
Miller’s head football coach will be Rob Sgarlata. During his two years at the helm, Sgarlata has helped the team improve its win total in each season while guiding thirteen players to All-Patriot League honors, three to Patriot League All-Academic honors, one to All-America honors, and a program record, forty-five to the Patriot League Academic honor roll in 2014.
“First year I’d like to start on special teams and work my way up, said Miller. Where ever I am needed to help the team be successful is where I will be. I just want to continue to work to perfect my skills.”
Although the 2015 Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention, Second Team All-State, and All-Loudoun receiver has played the game for fun since a kid, Miller didn’t competed in organized football until his sophomore year in high school. When asked about his favorite gridiron memory during that tenure, Miller shared, “being 6-0 at the beginning of the 2015 season and breaking the record for the best start to a season in program history. Also having our second playoff appearance in football history was quite memorable.”
“I am thankful for my family, friends, coaches, and especially my teammates who made my senior year so memorable.” Miller finished the season with 35 receptions, for 720 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
When asked what advice he’d give others on pursuing their dream, Miller shared, “be patient and never give up on your dream. I’d also encourage everyone to be humble and learn from your mentors. Everyone’s process is different so you cannot let others have a negative impact on your process.”
Please join us in wishing Cole Miller the very best in his success on the gridiron and in pursuit of a business degree from Georgetown University.