Tulane adds Duke graduate transfer offensive guard Jaylen Miller
Tulane continues looking for a few good men, as Willie Fritz tries to shore up a few areas shy on numbers and short on experience.
The Green Wave added their fourth graduate transfer of the offseason with the addition of Duke offensive guard Jaylen Miller, who confirmed the news via social media recently.
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The 6-foot-3, 315-pounder played in nine games last fall, after breaking his right ankle in week seven of the 2018 campaign against Virginia. Surgery and recovery to miss the remainder of that season and all of the 2019 spring practice. Miller played in 18 games in his Blue Devil career with three starts in 2018.
The Jacksonville, Florida native was a three-star recruit in the 2016 signing class, rated as the 34th best guard in the country. Miller considered offers from Wake Forest, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Purdue, Ole Miss, Miami, West Virginia and California, among others, before deciding on the Blue Devils.
As a freshman, Miller was the recipient of the Sonny Falcon Iron Duke Award which goes to one offensive player and one defensive player in the program, recognizing their year-round commitment to training and conditioning. He will graduate in May in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke.
Tulane is in need of depth on the offensive line so this pickup should prove valuable.
The Green Wave have added three other graduate transfers thus far – linebacker Kevin Henry (Oklahoma State), cornerback Kyle Meyers (Florida State) and wide receiver Mykel Jones (Oklahoma). Miller is the first of the Tulane grad transfers who did not attend high school in Louisiana.
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