LSU football coach Les Miles wasn’t sure where to stand, where to sit.

Miles attended the first day of the Sound Mind Sound Body camp on Thursday at Chandler Park Academy but not in the same role as some of his Division I colleagues like Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Minnesota’s Jerry Kill. They were among the coaches who spoke to the enormous gathering of high school football players before moving outside for hands-on on-field work.

Miles had a different role.

“I’m here as a dad,” he said.

Manny Miles, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback and multi-sport standout at University High in Baton Rouge, La., is here measuring himself against other quarterbacks in the 2015 class.

This is foreign turf for his father, who because of an SEC rule that does not allow coaches to leave the state for camps, is not permitted to participate as a coach.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever really been to a camp where my son was a prospect and I had no camp responsibility,” Miles said. “I was thinking when I came over, ‘So where am I going to stand? I guess I sit in the stands. I’m trying to remember. Do I get to walk around? I’m going to get in the line with the other parents and wherever they’re at, that’s where I’m at.”

It has been a unique process for Miles.

“You have a son who wants to measure himself with other really great athletes, and he wants to see what’s out there,” he said. “You compete against some of the best in the country, you realize where your skill level is. He’s looking forward to competing.”

Miles has a high opinion of his son’s skill level. Manny Miles also is a right-handed pitcher who threw two no-hitters as a sophomore and is a starter on the soccer team.