From Quarterback to Buckeye: Bodpegn Miller's Journey to Scarlet and Gray | OSU Sports Information
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So, there you have it, right there in the middle of Ohio - this young athlete named Bodpegn Miller starts out on this crazy adventure. Forget Hollywood, this was real life. It was messy, it was heartfelt, and all he had was pure passion driving him.

The Quarterback Turned Wide Receiver

Bodpegn, a former high school quarterback, had only recently transitioned to playing wide receiver. This dude Miller? Total natural athlete. Blazing fast, runs routes like butter - no wonder Brian Hartline, the Ohio State wide receivers coach himself, took notice. Picture this: Miller, a kid from right here in Ohio, gets the chance to step onto the legendary Ohio State practice field. Talk about pressure to impress!

The Offer That Changed Everything

It was a sunny Tuesday when Hartline extended the offer. Bodpegn's heart raced as he absorbed the weight of the scarlet and gray jersey. The dream he'd harbored since childhood was now within reach. But there was more to it—a deeper connection. You see, Bodpegn grew up a die-hard Buckeye fan. He vividly remembered Curtis Samuel's iconic touchdown against Michigan in 2016. That moment was etched in his memory, and now, he had the chance to create his own legacy.

The Lightning Speed

At the Buckeyes' high school seven-on-seven tournament, Bodpegn showcased his newfound speed. His 40-yard dash time dropped from a respectable 4.6-4.7 seconds to a lightning-fast 4.44 seconds. "My speed takes the top off the defense," he said, grinning. "I'm a two-way threat."

The Commitment

Friday arrived, and Bodpegn didn't hesitate. He canceled an official visit to Boston College—the dream of playing for his hometown team was too enticing. "It definitely feels amazing," he told Eleven Warriors. "Ever since I picked up a football at eight years old, I've been wanting this."

The Scarlet and Gray Brotherhood

Bodpegn joined the Buckeyes' 2025 class, standing tall at 6'4" and weighing 180 pounds. He became the 17th overall commit and the third wide receiver alongside De'zie Jones and Quincy Porter. Ohio State's coaches believed in him, even if the recruiting rankings hadn't caught up yet. After all, he'd been scouted as a quarterback, not a wideout. But that didn't matter. His potential was undeniable.

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