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From walk-on to scholarship athlete to star, Riley Miller earned his legacy at Ball State

(Photo: Jordan Kartholl)

MUNCIE, Ind. — Riley Miller still remembers the uncertainty.

His senior year at Yorktown High School, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to play basketball in college or football. He wasn’t sure where he wanted to go to school. And it wasn’t clear which college programs might give him a shot.

In the end. he’d take a preferred walk-on spot with Ball State football. There was high school teammate and future BSU quarterback Riley Neal in his ear about coming to Ball State. There was the opportunity to compete as a Division I football player.