Les Miles’ son Manny Miles commits to North Carolina


Manny Miles is not going to play for his father Les Miles at LSU and is joining the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Manny Miles (Baton Rouge, LA. University Lab)has seen his father Les Miles recruit the state of Louisiana with so much success that very few get out of the Pelican State and play their college football elsewhere. But that is the case for the son of the LSU head coach who made his decision to enroll at North Carolina in the fall and join the Tar Heels as a preferred walk-on.

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“This was something that took a lot of time and thinking about lots of talks with the parents,” Miles told the Times Picayune. “It felt right when I went there, and their coaches were great. So when I came back, I just thought it would be a great place for me. They run similar things that our high school did, and I felt like I fit that system right, so might as well stay in it for a couple more years.”

The 5-11, 170-pound Miles is a three-star recruit and the nation’s No. 1,810 overall recruit, No. 151 athlete and the No. 78 recruit in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He isn’t the highly ranked recruit that LSU typically recruits, but Manny admits playing for his dad and LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was an option.

“LSU was a huge consideration,” he said. “I love the coaches. I really do (love) both of them — coach Cam (Cameron) and my dad — but I just feel like UNC fits me better.”

Miles also considered playing for his father’s alma mater at Michigan but decided to look elsewhere after Jim Harbaugh was hired by the Wolverines.

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