One of the most decorated young quarterbacks in the state will be playing for a different school next fall.
As first reported by azcentral sports, freshman Jack Miller has transferred from Scottsdale Christian Academy to Chaparral. According to his father, Miller has struggled since tragically losing close family friend Gerard Mauvis last fall. The accident happened adjacent to the SCA playing field back on September 30th.
Miller, who threw for over 3500 yards and 53 touchdowns last year as a freshman at SCA, has been seeing a counselor to help cope and adjust to the loss of Mauvis. According to azcentral sports the family is hoping for a hardship from the AIA so Miller will not be forced to sit out his first five games for the Firebirds next fall as a sophomore.
Chaparral is coming off a disappointing 5-6 season under first-year head coach Thomas Lewis. The ‘Birds have an opening at quarterback after two-year starter Grayson Barry graduates next semester.
Miller will likely be one of the top prospects in the 2020 quarterback class.
Blessed to receive my second offer from Louisiana tech! pic.twitter.com/aO9K336elw
— Jack Miller (@1_jackmiller) December 29, 2016
“Mature beyond his age,” Sports360AZ.com recruiting expert Jason Jewell said of Miller. “When I watched him last year against Phoenix Christian I couldn’t believe I was watching a freshman. Good size, above-average arm strength. [He’s] more of a pocket passer than a mobile quarterback but don’t underestimate his athletic ability.”