Miles To Go

Denver (CO) Mullen quarterback Cyler Miles (6-4, 217) is one of Arkansas' top recruiting targets and will be getting a school visit from the Razorback staff, who are headed out for on the road for the spring evaluation period.

Arkansas' football coaches will hit the spring recruiting trail the next few weeks and one of the states they will be in is Colorado.

That's because Denver Mullen standout Cyler Miles (6-4, 217, 4.47) is there and he is one of the Razorbacks' prime quarterback targets.

Miles passed for 2,130 yards and 20 touchdowns last season with just two interceptions while leading his team to a 14-0 mark and state title.

"Arkansas is one of the schools at the very top of my list," Miles said. "They have a great program and a great offense that I believe I could fit in very well. I just talked to (Razorback quarterbacks) Coach (Garrick) McGee the other night. I get a great vibe from him and the other coaches down there."

Miles, who completed 70.8 percent (150-of-212) of his throws during his junior season, has around 15 scholarship offers.

A spectacular athlete with a 37-inch vertical jump who runs the 100 and 200 for his school's track team, Miles is in the process of trying to narrow that list down.

"I think right now that I really have a top five or six or seven and I am just trying to firm that up and then get out there and visit those schools," Miles said. "Arkansas is definitely in that list and I am planning to take a trip there this summer."

The aforementioned seven are "Arkansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Arizona, Illinois, Tennessee and Colorado" per Miles, who ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the U.S. Army All American National Combine.

"I did get a chance to go out and see Washington on a day trip a couple of weeks ago and was impressed with their program," Miles said. "I have also been to see Colorado obviously and I will try to get around to these other places this summer."

Miles, who also has offers from Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Baylor, Utah, Arizona State, Colorado State and Central Florida, has a timetable on when he would like to make his decision.

"I would definitely like to have my college choice made before my season starts," Miles said. "But I am not going to make it until it absolutely feels right. If I have to go into the season a few games and make a few official visits, I'll do that."

Miles certainly has plenty of attributes that have college coaches salivating.

"I feel like my biggest strength is my ability to read the defense and know where to get the football so those around me can make plays," Miles said. "I also think I am a very good passer who can also makes things happen when the pocket breaks down. I have the elusiveness to escape the pressure and keep the play alive.

"There are always things to improve on like my accuracy, technique and just becoming an better overall player in every aspect," Miles added.

Despite living in Denver, Miles has grown up as a San Diego Chargers fan with LaDainian Tomlinson as his favorite player.

As far as quarterbacks, he admires Indianapolis superstar Peyton Manning.

"I love the way he is able to make adjustments and how hard he works to get better and make that right play," Miles said. "I want get to where I can make the right adjustment at the line of scrimmage like he does. I am certainly not afraid to put in the work and that's what I am going to do."


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