Madison, Ala.--An Auburn commitment and one of the top players in Alabama, Madison Academy running back Malik Miller took his official visit over the weekend to check out the Tigers. Already very familiar with the coaches, campus and facilities, he said for him and his family it was just a chance to see how things worked on a game weekend.
“I got to see more, do more and see how they prepare for a game,” the 6-0, 215 Miller said. “I got to hang out with the players. It was a really great experience.”
Even though Auburn fell to Mississippi State at home while Miller was on his visit he said that the Tigers did some good things as a team and showed improvement.
“I think the defense really stepped up,” Miller said. “They are really coming along. I thought they did a great job. On offense, they improved with the turnovers.
“I thought Sean White played OK for his first game. I think he did a pretty good job for that being his first start. I think there are some positives out of that game.”
One of the big positives for Auburn’s offense was the play of Miller’s high school teammate Kerryon Johnson. Continuing to provide a spark with his increased playing time, Johnson’s success has Miller ready to show what he can do as well.
“He’s been my teammate and seeing him making plays gives me inspiration,” Miller said. “Seeing him make plays gives me believe that I can, too.”
A talented running back that is coming off a strained quad muscle that has kept him out since the opening game, Miller knows the importance of a strong offensive line. That had him working overtime while on his visit trying to convince five-star tackle Greg Little to join him at Auburn.
“I talked to him Saturday morning and spent the whole day helping recruit him,” Miller said. “I think he enjoyed his visit and I think he’s loving Auburn. I did what I could to make sure he did.”
Still thinking about possible visits to Alabama, Florida State and Mississippi State to name a few schools, Miller said even though he’s wanting to see other places he’s still firmly a Tiger.
“I’m still solid,” Miller said. “I made my commitment and I’m sticking to it. I still feel confident. I’m still a strong commit to them.”