Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, the three-year starter and two-time Big Ten Player of the year, is on the mend and has no intentions of transferring or changing positions, according to a report from Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade.
“The image of Braxton as of late is in sweatpants on the sidelines with a sling and you kind of forget this was college football's superhero the last two years,” famed quarterback guru George Whitfield told the Blade Friday.
“There have been very talented guys and very prolific guys. (Florida State quarterback) Jameis (Winston) has been very prolific and (Oregon quarterback) Marcus (Mariota) is very talented. But Braxton is a superhero.”
Whitfield, who is regarded as a member of Miller's small inner-circle, told the Blade the Ohio State fifth-year quarterback should be ready for training camp in August.
"Oh, yeah, that’s very realistic. When the summer hits, and those guys begin summer workouts [in June], he'll be 100 percent," Whitfield told the Blade. He added, "He's looking stronger, getting more and more fluid. I just love the progress he's making."
According to the Blade, Miller sends Whitfield "video of his throwing sessions, which have advanced to include long toss."
Miller, who suffered a season-ending injury 12 days before the start of the season last year, is competing with J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for the right to guide the Buckeyes in their National Championship defense next season.