2016 Standout Impressed With Auburn

2016 running back prospect Malik Miller talks about his early recruiting and his interest in the Auburn Tigers.

Madison, Ala.--Coming off a huge sophomore season that finished with him earning MVP honors at the Super Six as Madison Academy repeated as state football champion, 2016 running back Malik Miller is already ahead of the game when it comes to recruiting.

With offers from Auburn, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and North Carolina with still two seasons of high school football left, Miller said he is just taking his time right now while learning as much as he can about the schools of interest to him.

"It has been fun, but at the same time I have already been in it for a while," Miller said. "I'm starting to look at what school is the best for me. I haven't narrowed anything down yet, but it has just been humbling. Schools are telling me they want me to come be part of their team and that's just a great experience.

"I never get satisfied, but at the same time I'm humbled," he added. "Some people don't even get one offer so it's great. At the same time I feel like I can see what I can get. I'm not one of those people trying to have 50 offers. What's the point of that? You can only go to one. Just having more options outside the SEC and the State of Alabama is nice."

While he is keeping those options open, one of the colleges high on his list is Auburn. The second program to offer following Vanderbilt, Auburn has shown him plenty of love in the last year with Gus Malzahn back on the Plains and Miller pointed out that, along with the offense, has him interested in the Tigers.

"Since day one at Auburn I have loved it," Miller said. "I love the vibe the whole coaching staff brings with Coach Malzahn and Coach (Tim) Horton. Me and Coach Horton usually talk one day a week. Coach Horton is a great guy. What you see is what you get from him. I love a coach like that, a guy who is not afraid to tell you that you're a great kid and a great athlete, but at the same time show you what you need to improve on. Before I'm even his player he's already coaching me up and helping me improve my game."

The coaching staff is an obviously a big part of the reason why Miller is looking hard at the Tigers, but the offense of Malzahn and coordinator Rhett Lashlee is another part of the equation as well. Known for putting up big numbers running the football, Miller said Auburn's offense uses a lot of different weapons and that's always exciting as a player.

"I'm a running back, but I love catching balls as a receiver and doing different things," Miller said. "I love offenses that are versatile and lets the running backs get out in the slot or the receiver position and do different things."

Miller said he will use this fall to continue to check out many of his favorites before making a decision either right before or during his senior season.

Click here to see highlights of Miller in the playoffs last season versus Saks.

Click here to watch highlights of Miller's teammate Kerryon Johnson.


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