OLD TOWN, Maine — One of the state’s more prolific high school football wide receivers of recent vintage has found a collegiate home.

Recently graduated Old Town High School standout Andre Miller will join the Husson University football program for the upcoming start of preseason practices.

The 6-foot-3 Miller, an All-USA Maine choice last fall after leading Old Town to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Class C North championship game, also considered playing at the prep school level before opting for Husson.

Miller will be joined on the Husson roster by his longtime quarterback at Old Town, Jake Jarvis. Coyotes’ coach Lance Cowan is optimistic both can be contributors for the Division III Eagles.

“I think they may be able to compete right away,” Cowan said. “The skill level is right there for Jake, and for Andre it’s obviously right there as well.”

Miller had 49 pass receptions for 1,068 yards and 17 touchdowns last fall, including 14 catches for 337 yards and five touchdowns in two postseason games, a 38-7 semifinal victory over Foxcroft Academy and a 40-27 loss in the Class C North final to eventual state champion Winslow.

Miller also was a game-changing threat on both defense and special teams for Old Town and was named to the All-Big 10 first-team as a wide receiver and defensive back after helping the Coyotes enter postseason play as a No. 1 seed for the first time since 1982.

Miller, who also competed in basketball and outdoor track and field for Old Town, most recently starred in this year’s Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic football all-star game held last month in Biddeford.

He made seven pass receptions for 207 yards and four touchdowns — with three of the scoring passes thrown by Jarvis.

Miller was named the East squad’s most valuable player after helping his team score a 58-52 victory over the West.

Miller joins a Husson University football program coached by Gabby Price that finished 7-3 last fall, 6-1 in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference play.

The Eagles open their 2016 season Sept. 3 at Alfred (New York) University, with the home opener on Friday, Sept. 16, against Dean College of Franklin, Massachusetts.

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Ernie Clark

Ernie Clark is a veteran sportswriter who has worked with the Bangor Daily News for more than a decade. A four-time Maine Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters...