Apr 5, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles during the 2014 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU coach Les Miles would 'love to see' son Manny play for Michigan


Les Miles has had great success recruiting quarterbacks to come play for him at LSU, but there’s one prospect Miles knows better than any other recruit he’s even seen and would love to see him play elsewhere.

Manny Miles is a three-star quarterback recruit according to 247Sports and is also a starting pitcher and soccer player at University Lab high school in Baton Rouge, but he doesn’t think playing for his dad is in the cards, according to comments to The Detroit News.

Competing at the “Sound Body Sound Mind” camp on Thursday at Chandler Park Academy, Manny is not too keen on the idea of suiting up for his father, but is intrigued with the idea of playing for the Michigan Wolverines which is the alma mater of his father.

“I said to him, ‘Under what circumstance could you come to LSU?’” Les Miles said. “He says, ‘None.’

“He said, ‘Dad, you’re the head coach. I don’t know see that path.’ Right now, I’m recruiting him. The good news is, I can work on him pretty good.”

The Tigers are pretty well set at the quarterback position for the foreseeable future with true sophomore Anthony Jennings and true freshman Brandon Harris vying for the starting job this season. On the recruiting trail, LSU has secured recent commitments from 2015 three-star quarterback Justin McMillan and the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class in Feleipe Franks.

The 5-11, 170-pound athlete doesn’t hold any offers yet according to his profile on 247Sports, but being the son of one of the best college coaches around and getting out on the camp circuit should help attract some attention, and perhaps even from the Wolverines.

“I would love to see him at Michigan,” Miles said of his son, who wants to play football and baseball in college. “The first place that I took him to tour was Michigan, and he fell in love with the place. He said, ‘Dad, I know why you went here.’”

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