Durham, NH - Steve Miller, a running back/defensive back from Londonderry, N.H. will not play his collegiate football for the Wildcats, as he has failed to gain admission to the University of New Hampshire.
The announcement was made today by senior associate athletic director David O'Connor and second-year head football coach Sean McDonnell.
According to the national letter of intent agreement, any student-athlete who has signed a letter of intent to play a sport at a college or university, and then subsequently fails to gain acceptance to that university, is no longer bound by his/her original obligation and is free to attend another institution.
Miller was one of 17 original student-athletes to sign letters of intent for the UNH football program this year. The 6-0, 195-pounder was named Gatorade Player of the Year and was a two-time all-state selection. He went onto compile 1,251 rushing yards for an average of 8.2 yards per carry in his senior season, while also notching 26 touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, he grabbed eight interceptions as a defensive back.