The tenth in a daily series of Q&A’s with the 2012 signing class.
Kwayde Miller is a 6-foot-7, 305-pound offensive lineman from Ramona, Calif. He was a standout lineman at Ramona High School, and was named to the 2011 Cal-Hi Sports all-state football team for his efforts during his senior season. Miller player tight end early on in his career, but eventually moved to offensive line before his junior year. He also played basketball and was on the track and field team.
Miller was heavily recruited out of high school, and chose San Diego State over other big programs around the country. He has a big frame and has the potential to be a solid offensive tackle for the Aztecs. His background as a tight end and experience playing basketball gives him unique athleticism to go along with his size. He will wear No. 75 for SDSU.
Q: Why did you choose SDSU?
A: It’s close to home so I can have my family support. When I came on campus I got the vibe that this is it and this is place I want to be.
Q: How were the summer workouts for you?
A: They were tough but they went well.
Q: Have you picked your major yet?
A: I haven’t picked a major yet but I’m leaning towards criminal justice. I might want to do something involved with the CIA or FBI.
Q: What are you most excited for leading up to your first semester at San Diego State?
A: I’m excited for the campus life and first football game.
Q: What do you like to do during your spare time?
A: I like to hang out with friends, go to the beach and play video games.
Q: Who are your favorite professional sports teams?
A: I don’t really have a favorite professional sports team. I just like to follow players.
Q: Is there any athlete that you look up to or try to model your game after?
A: I like Jake Long. I like to follow the Dolphins a little bit so I can watch him play.
Q: If you weren’t a football player, what sport would you be playing?
A: I would probably be playing basketball. I played all four years in high school but once I started gaining weight I focused more on football.
Q: What is your most memorable sports moment from high school?
A: I would say scoring three touchdowns my freshman year. It was my first time playing football and I was playing tight end.
Q: What was it like growing up in Ramona?
A: There was small-town environment and I liked that. We also had a great environment for football games on Friday nights. The whole town would come out to support the football team.
by Hunter Hewitt