Inside the Recruitment: '16 RHP Luke Miller commits to Walsh

Luke Miller, RHP, Hilliard Darby HS, Class of 2016

PBR: Why did you choose Walsh?

Miller: I choose Walsh because I could just see myself there as a student and a player. The team was awesome and the coaches were extremely welcoming. 

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Miller: Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, W&J, and Dennison   

PBR: Where did the coaches first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Miller: Coach Mead said one of his assistant coaches saw me play at Thurman Munson Stadium in a tournament in Akron. They called me later in the summer and wanted me to come visit and I was actually going to Canton that weekend for a showcase. So after the showcase I went to walk around campus with Coach Mead.

PBR: Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team for the rest of your senior season?

Miller: Win a OCC Championship at Hilliard Darby High School and help lead my team into the playoffs as both a pitcher and hitter. 

PBR: Was the recruiting process everything that you expected?

Miller: In some ways yes, and in some ways no. Overall I would say it's what I expected.

PBR: What team do you play for in the summer and what is your most memorable experience?

Miller: I played for the Columbus Cobras last summer and the most memorable experience was when I threw a one hitter in the championship of the PT Freedom Classical. It was the only tournament my dad could make it to the whole summer and it was a very special moment for him and I. 

PBR: What were your stats for last spring?

Miller: I hit around .390 and had an ERA of 3.0 

PBR: Who is the toughest hitter that you have faced in Ohio?

Miller: There's a lot of great hitters in central Ohio but the one that stands out is Brent Todys. He has natural talent when it comes to hitting and baseball.