Miller 'more comfortable' in Tuscaloosa

Malik Miller burst onto the recruiting scene in a big way during the state title game last fall, and he's added SEC offers since. Alabama hasn't pulled the trigger yet, but the talented two-way rising sophomore is drawing major interest from the champs.

Madison Academy (Ala.) may boast the top backfield tandem in the state of Alabama, regardless of class with Kerryon Johnson and Malik Miller.

Johnson may end up as the top player in the state for 2015 and Miller has a shot at that honor for the class of 2016.

As one would imagine, SEC schools have been all over the pair - including Alabama. Each took in Tuscaloosa this past week to take part in Nick Saban's final camp of 2013.

Johnson and Miller both reported feeling much more comfortable on campus than before. The younger back, who also excels at outside linebacker, put in considerable work towards an offer.

"I did great, I worked out as an outside linebacker," said Miller. "I was a person that the coaches made sure got reps and the coaches were all asking about me and saying good things."

It wasn't just Saban, either.

"Coach [Lance] Thompson, Coach [Doug] Nussmeier and Coach Saban," he added. "I was with Coach Thompson the whole day and he was giving me positive feedback throughout the drills.

"Coach Nussmeier and Coach Saban both said that they heard from the coaches that I did really well the while day at outside linebacker."

When the champion coach did meet with the elite prospect, who is up to 223 pounds on a 6-foot frame, it was status quo.

"Coach Saban just said what he always does," Miller admitted. "They are highly interested in me and that I'm always welcomed to the campus of Alabama."

"The more I visit there, the more comfortable and familiar I get with the program, coaching staff and campus. It's a great school with an outstanding competitive atmosphere."

Miller -- who is back at 100 percent following a knee injury -- rushed for over 800 yards as a freshman in 2012, accounting for 13 touchdowns on the ground. Both he and Johnson spear-headed the team's defense as well.


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