Just a kid from Las Vegas, Miles Killebrew graduated high school with a smaller build few collegiate offers, but now four years later is one of the top recruits for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Not lifting weights in high school, Killebrew didn’t fit the football mold, but former head coach Ed Lamb saw potential in him and took a gamble.
“I think Coach Lamb saw potential,” Killebrew said. “Potential could go to waste. I think James Cowser, LeShaun Sims, and I are all in the same boat. We’ve come a long way since high school. Coach Lamb saw something in us and I’d say his gamble paid off.”
Growing up, Killebrew had an innate aggressiveness while playing sports, something his parents noticed while he was playing soccer.
“When I was young and playing soccer, I kept getting red cards,” he said. “I would slide tackle everyone whether they had the ball or not. My parents saw that aggression and decided to move me to football.”
The decision to transfer to football has now resulted in Killebrew turning into a 6’2” 217 pound safety. Invited to the 2016 Combine, he ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and impressed scouts with 22 reps on the bench press, first amongall safeties. He also recorded a 38” vertical and a 127” broad jump, second and third respectively among all safeties at the Combine.