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Miles' Big Play Paves the Way

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tar Heel commit Donnie Miles did his part in a big win for Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett against Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County on Saturday afternoon.

UNC commit Donnie Miles

“Individually, I don’t think I played my best but we kept fighting as a team,” the 5-11, 205-pounder said.

A versatile two-way standout for the Bulldogs, Miles put his team ahead as time expired in the third quarter with a 77-yard touchdown run to give North Gwinett a 13-8 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

“My team had my back and we’ve been fighting all summer to come back after we lost in the second round last season. It wasn’t me it was my team all the way.”

North Gwinnett would go on to win 16-14 on a field goal as time expired to avenge the 17-7 loss suffered at the hands of the Packers in the Class AAAAA second-round showdown last season.

Miles, who projects as a safety or at the hybrid Ram position for the Tar Heels, did his best to slow down a potent Colquitt County offense.

“It was a tough challenge in the Dome not being able to hear the calls and it was tough to get the calls in,” Miles said. “It was really challenging.”

On the recruiting front, since making his commitment to UNC in March, Miles explained that he isn’t wavering from his pledge.

“I’m 100-percent,” Miles said. “I’m a Tar Heel. I’ll probably take my official for the N.C. State game or after the season.

“I want to go up for the N.C. State game but we have a bye week coming up in a couple weeks so I’ll probably be up there for that one.”

Miles explained that he’s still been hearing from several schools and named Kentucky as the most persistent.

“I’m not really paying attention to it because I’m a Tar Heel and I’m just trying to help us get to a state championship right now.”

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