This week Mullen quarterback Jonny Miller will travel across three quarters of the United States as he leaves Denver, Colorado heads to Kansas City, Missouri for a big game and then goes on his official visit to Syracuse University, the school he committed to this past summer. This trip, much like Jonny's football career, has taken many roads.
As a sophomore, Miller was the starting quarterback for a very good Mullen squad. With a strong arm, solid athleticism and an understanding of the game the sky looked to be the limit until an injury shortened his season. As a junior, Miller split time with senior Tim Tancik. Eventually Tancik became the full time starter helping lead the Mustangs to a 5A state championship. This year, the offense belongs to Miller and thus far he has shown the talent that garnered multiple D1 offers. In Mullen's three wins this season Miller is 37 of 57 for 715 yards, with eight touchdown passes against only one interception.
This weekend's game against Rockhurst in Kansas City, Missouri gives Miller an opportunity to prove he is one of the top QBs in the western half of the United States. Rockhurst, like Mullen, is traditionally one of the top football programs west of the Mississippi. Both teams have spent time in national rankings and both squads have a long history of success. Last year Rockhurst traveled to Denver and behind quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase defeated the Mustangs 21-31.
Once done with his game Miller will continue his odyssey to Syracuse for his official visit as the 0-2 Orangemen take on Northwestern. This trip, like Miller's career has challenges, but like most travels, part of the payoff is the lessons learned on the road.