Les Miles' son tells dad no way he'll ever play for him at LSU
LSU coach Les Miles has a son who's a good quarterback prospect in the Class of 2015. So that should be a lock for the Tigers, right? Not so fast, Manny Miles tells his dad.
You'd think this would be the easiest recruiting sell of Les Miles' career.
Manny Miles, the son of LSU's head coach, is a quarterback prospect in the Class of 2015.
He's not a top recruit -- 247Sports rates him at three stars as a 5-foor-11, 170-pound pro-style QB -- but still a very good player, and he's entering the time of his high school career where the college offers are going to roll in. Next February, he will decide where he wants to play football.
LSU would seem to be a very likely destination for the Miles boy, right? Not so fast, he told his dad.
“I said to him, ‘Under what circumstance could you come to LSU?’” Miles said. “He says, ‘None.’
“He said, ‘Dad, you’re the head coach. I don’t know see that path.’ Right now, I’m recruiting him. The good news is, I can work on him pretty good.”
Les Miles was back in Michigan this week, where Manny was participating in a camp, and was asked where he would like Manny to go since he said flat out he's not going to be the Coach's Son at LSU.
“I would love to see him at Michigan,” Miles told the Detroit News. “The first place that I took him to tour was Michigan, and he fell in love with the place. He said, ‘Dad, I know why you went here.’”
Where Manny goes might depend on who allows him to pursue two sports. He's a talented pitcher and a starter on the soccer team at University High (Baton Rouge), and he's indicated he wants to play both football and baseball in college.
Hey, if Les Miles can get Paul Mainieri on board, maybe LSU has a Godfather offer after all that Manny won't be able to refuse.