It's Almost Miller (Commitment) Time

Big Cat Weekend visitor Malik Miller talks about getting ready to pick a college football program.

Madison, Ala.--One of the top football prospects in the state for the 2016 signee class, Malik Miller was in Auburn for Big Cat Weekend, the site of his Madison Academy team’s state championship victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium last December.

The running back said he is getting close to a decision on a college choice his two top candidates are Auburn and Florida State.

“I’m going to FSU next weekend and then I’m going to announce,” the running back said. “I have to talk to my school and the administration about it so that they can set everything up, but I am going to announce and I will let everybody know an official date.”

Talking about his visit to Big Cat Weekend, Miller said, “It was great. This is my first time ever doing the Big Cat and it was really different, but I definitely enjoyed myself.

“I did a lot of things that I had never done before like a cake eating contest and I almost choked to death because I don’t like chocolate cake like that. I enjoy cake, but just not stuffing myself with it. But yeah, it was really fun. I got to meet a lot of the top guys in the nation and just bond with them so it was a good day.”

Malik Miller is shown in action as a junior for Madison Academy.

Miller noted he has a good feel for the Auburn program where his high school teammate, running back Kerryon Johnson, will be a freshman this fall.

“Every question has been answered,” he said. “I know the good, the bad, everything. As far as recruiting, I think that Auburn has done the best out of any school.”

“I was talking to Coach (Gus) Malzahn today and they feel like I can be one of the better players to come through Auburn, and they feel like I will play early,” Miller said. “My versatility and the things that I do I want to say is what separates me, and hard work. I think that he sees a lot in me,and that he has a lot of confidence in me. They see me as a running back. In the Roc Thomas, Tre Mason mould.”

Commenting on Florida State the running back said, “I talked to Coach Graham a while back and I told him that I had a lot of unanswered questions, and I want to spend the whole day just me and the coaching staff getting those questions answered for myself and my parents have unanswered questions. Then we will just see how things go if I decide to go there.”

Miller’s former teammate, Johnson, was Alabama Mr. Football last season and spent some time with the prospect on Saturday. “I’ve been talking to him ever since he left. He is happy there. He is not coming home any time soon. Outside of Coach Horton (AU running back coach Tim Horton), he’s probably one of the best recruiters they have.”

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