Auburn Feels Like Home For Miller

Big back Malik Miller discusses his Saturday visit to see the Auburn Tigers.

Madison, Ala.--One of the top athletes in the South for the 2016 class, big running back Malik Miller has made several visits to Auburn in the last two years since first getting an offer from the Tigers. On Saturday he was back on campus to sit down with Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and company and he said that was a big plus for him as he begins to try to narrow down his list.

“It was great,” Miller said. “There weren’t a lot of people there so I got to spend a lot of time with the coaches, a lot of quality time. It was probably one of the best visits I’ve had to Auburn.

“The first time I visited there I said it felt like home and it’s only gotten better every time I have been back there,” he added. “Today was probably one of the best visits I’ve ever had to Auburn.”

Being recruited as a running back by the Tigers, Miller said it’s not so much what Auburn has to say about his future position right now as it is the overall message he’s getting from the coaching staff.

“It’s the same message as before and that’s why I like Auburn,” Miller said. “What I see is what I get. I don’t feel like it’s just a recruiting pitch, I feel like it’s real. They really want me. They think I’m a great player, but they think I’m a great kid too. They think Auburn is a great place for me.

“A big thing for me, and I know it’s not supposed to be, but I want to know when I get on campus that this guy is looking out for me,” he added. “Coach Malzahn is looking out for me and at least knows who I am and that I’m a good kid. I have been there since my freshman year and have been talking with them. They are all great people and I have a great relationship with them.”

Currently without a leader, but hoping to make a decision before the start of his senior season, Miller said Auburn is definitely one of schools that will be on his list as he continues the fact-finding process in his recruiting.

“Auburn is definitely going to be one of the top (schools),” Miller said. “I told Coach that I might not be visiting any in a while and it may be over the summer or next fall before I get to visit because before I make a decision I have to go out and see what is best for me. I can’t make a decision that is going to determine the rest of my life without being 100 percent positive.”

Miller said he plans to visit Florida State, Mississippi State and Alabama in the coming weeks and he’s also still considering Ole Miss, Georgia and several others as well.


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