June 25, 2010

Tour complete, strong-armed QB now evaluating options

Maikhail Miller's coast-to-coast tour of prospective colleges is over.

Miller opened June with a West Coast swing before returning to his native Mississippi for an appearance at Ole Miss Elite Camp. He closed the month with a 12-school swing through the Southeast and Midwest.

Now, as the Fulton, Miss., quarterback shifts his focus to his senior season, Miller is processing what he's learned along the way and applying it to his game and to his looming college choice.

"I was looking at all of the programs and facilities and I've learned a lot about football from all of the coaches," Miller said. "I kind of have more clarity as to what I'm looking for. I've learned a lot. I've learned stuff I can change, not just about being a quarterback but about being a leader too. It's helped a lot.

After leaving Ole Miss three weeks ago, Miller camped at and/or visited Miami, Florida, Florida, State, Florida Atlantic, South Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Penn State and Maryland. The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder holds offers from Ole Miss, Memphis, Arkansas State, UAB and Ohio.

Miller said the tour of programs has led him no closer to a decision. He declined to name a leader, stating only that of the schools that have offered a scholarship, Ole Miss is his favorite.

"From the people who've offered me standpoint, they're on top," Miller said, adding that he hasn't sensed any pressure from the Ole Miss coaching staff to make a decision. "They're going through their recruiting process, and so am I. They're kind of laid back. They don't force me to do anything."

Miller accounted for almost 3,600 yards of total offense and 35 touchdowns last season for Itawamba Agricultural High School.

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