Palmetto QB Miller accepts USF walk-on offer
The night before national signing day, USF has picked up a new quarterback for 2012, as Palmetto's Trenton Miller said he has accepted the Bulls' offer to join the team as a preferred walk-on.
Miller said he was accepted into school at USF on Tuesday and has been told he has a spot on the Bulls' 105-man roster, allowing him to work with the team from the start of preseason practice. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback, who transferred to Palmetto from New York before his senior year, had Division I-AA scholarship offers from Monmouth, Wagner and Sacred Heart.
USF is not expected to sign a scholarship quarterback in the 2012 class, having lost commitment Tyler Cameron to Wake Forest. The Bulls return starter B.J. Daniels as a senior in 2012, with junior Bobby Eveld and redshirt freshman Matt Floyd as backups. The Bulls also have walk-on Baylin Trujillo, who redshirted as a freshman last fall. USF has offered a preferred walk-on spot to Jesuit's Tommy Eveld, but he is waiting until after signing day to decide between the Bulls and offers from smaller schools.
Miller led Palmetto to the state semifinals in December, throwing three touchdown passes in a semifinal loss to Miami Norland in a 35-27 loss. You can check out a highlight video of him here and a longer one from his junior year in New York here. He has worked extensively with IMG's Football Academy -- there's a story about him on their official site.