Chris “Smooth” Miller lives up to the billing of his nickname.
He’s smooth in the classroom – a 4.0 student at McEachern Middle School in Powder Springs, Georgia where he’s set to enter the eighth grade.
The class of 2027 quarterback prospect is smooth on the field. He describes himself as a “mobile pro-style, accurate quarterback.”
That smoothness of Miller helped lead his team to a GMSAA championship last year. This year, he’s looking to repeat as he gets set to enter the 8th Grade and is also vying for “at least 25 touchdown passes this year.”
While he has high aspirations and goals for himself, Miller is a team first player. As he prepares to go to high school, he’s focused on winning a title at the varsity level, too.
“I’d like to focus on being a leader in the classroom and on the football field,” Miller said. “I’d love to help lead my team to win a B2C State Championship.”
He’s honed his craft this summer attending a number of college camps, including stops at Clemson, Auburn, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech among others.
“I learned how to throw better. I was throwing into nets, my accuracy got a lot better,” Miller said of his camp experience. “I had a lot of fun.”
In addition to his camp visits, Miller says he’s started weightlifting and has continued going to weekly training sessions.
Miller has demonstrated he has the intangibles to be a successful quarterback already at a young age. But what does he think makes a successful signal caller?
“I believe that a good quarterback needs to earn the trust of his coaches and teammates by being a leader and being able to throw accurate passes,” Miller said. “I also think that taking care of the football is very important, making good decisions, moving the chains, and especially scoring points in the red zone to help win games.”
While he hopes to lead his middle school team to another trophy and the same once he enters the high school ranks, his individual goals for the next five years are centered around continuing to sharpen his skills.
“I intend to continue working on my quarterback skills to demonstrate D1 caliber proficiency,” Miller said. “My goal is to obtain a scholarship offer to the right university, and my ultimate goal is to continue to develop as an NFL prospect.”