Texas A&M football portal profiles: Garrett Miller brings versatile skillset to TE

Miller brings experience, blocking ability, and receiving talent to this Texas A&M football team.

Nov 18, 2023; Evanston, Illinois, USA;  Purdue Boilermakers tight end Garrett Miller (88) leaps over
Nov 18, 2023; Evanston, Illinois, USA; Purdue Boilermakers tight end Garrett Miller (88) leaps over / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M football portal profiles: Could Garrett Miller find new ceiling in Collin Klein's offense?

I kind of feel bad after reviewing the numbers and seeing that Texas A&M football landed two of Purdue's best players via the transfer portal. Not only did the Aggies land an all-American level talent at defensive end in Nic Scourton, the addition of TE Garrett Miller gave them the Boilermakers' fourth-leading receiver from 2023.

To give some context for just how experienced of a guy Miller is, he is from the same recruiting class as Demani Richardson, Jalen Wydermyer, and Ainias Smith. Taking advantage of a COVID year, a redshirt year, and a medical redshirt following a season-ending knee injury ahead of the 2022 season, Miller is in his sixth year of college football. Not quite a Myles Jones-esque career yet, but close.

So, what are the Aggies getting in Miller? As I'm sure you can see from the cover photo of this article, he brings an aspect of athleticism to the TE room that his numbers don't fully capture.

Also, look at this catch.

In 2023, Miller averaged nearly 3 catches per game for the Boilermakers, ending with 243 total yards and 2 touchdowns. He played in 11 games for Purdue, notching 22.1 yards per contest.

This puts him right in between the level of production of Max Wright and Jake Johnson, for context. I think the former guy is a good comparison for what we can expect out of Miller this season, both in terms of production and experience. Miller is probably a more athletic prospect than Wright, and has slightly better hands, but if you're looking for a comparison from previous Aggie teams, that's probably the best one.

That blend of experience, blocking ability, and receiving skills is just what Collin Klein needs for this offensive system. To go as deep as the Aggies now do with tight end talent means there's immense versatility for the playcaller to experiment with out of various formations. Miller's addition will prove to be hugely valuable for Texas A&M football going into 2024.

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