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Les Miles' son isn't sold on LSU, but dad is ok with Michigan

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Les Miles isn't exactly all up in arms over the possibility of his son spurning LSU to play elsewhere.

LSU head coach Les Miles is not only a pretty good coach, but he is often cited as a great recruiter for the sheer amount of talent he brings to the Tigers' roster year in and year out.

As it turns out, he might not be quite as good of a recruiter as we first thought because he's having trouble landing one of his top targets at quarterback: his son Manny.


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"I said to him, 'Under what circumstance could you come to LSU?'" Miles told the Detroit News on Thursday after a football camp. "He says, 'None.'"

Manny Miles is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback at University High in Louisiana but probably is best known around town for being Les' son. The class of 2015 quarterback is multi-sport star who is an accomplished pitcher on the baseball diamond as well. While he's not a five-star player like the pair of signal-callers LSU is focused on recruiting, he's good enough to get looks from several FBS schools and could end up playing both sports at the next level.

Though LSU certainly has some ground to make up on the younger Miles' list of college choices, his father's alma mater of Michigan might be an option that all members in the family would be happy with.

"I would love to see him at Michigan," Miles told the paper about his son. "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.'"

Take note, Brady Hoke.

As luck would have it, Miles' offensive coordinator -- former Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins coach Cam Cameron -- also has a son who is a quarterback who is roughly the same age. The two Tigers coaches have been seen at a number of camps and combines over the spring and summer watching their sons compete, and are no doubt happy to see other prospects who might be on their radar and LSU's recruiting board.

The younger Miles, ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, seems to be drawing the most attention from college recruiters, and naturally received high praise and a good scouting report from his dad.

"I have to be real honest with you –- I think he could have played for me in the last season," Miles said. "He's a very good athlete. He can throw it."

Just not at LSU apparently.

Follow Bryan Fischer on Twitter @BryanDFischer.

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