Birmingham, Ala.--Already with an offer from Bowling Green, 6-3, 270 defensive lineman Coynis Miller saw his recruiting take a huge leap forward on Thursday when the Auburn Tigers offered the 2018 prospect following an impressive spring on the field for Jackson-Olin High School. A physical player with the athleticism to make plays off the edge, Miller teamed with Auburn commitment Tadarian Moultry in the spring to give the Mustangs a lethal one-two punch on defense and that was enough for Auburn to extend an offer.
The offer came as a shock to Miller, who tells Inside The Auburn Tigers he's excited about his big news.
"It means a lot to me," Miller said. "It's a dream to get an SEC offer from any team. Getting one today really means a lot to me. I was surprised at first because I really wasn't expecting to get a big offer like that this early."
Big Coynis Miller definitely has the look of a big-time prospect with still two years of high school football left to play.
While the Auburn offer came as a surprise, it wasn't out of left field considering the Tigers spent plenty of time watching Moultry in the spring. That extra work allowed them to see Miller in action, letting them get a head start on the recruiting battle for the kid that grew up an Alabama fan in Lawrence County before transferring in to Jackson-Olin.
"It's a blessing for me," Miller said. "I'm just waiting to see how it goes because anything can change."
Something that is already working in Auburn's favor is Moultry. Planning to bring Miller with him on a Friday visit to the Plains, Moultry has taken on the role of a big brother for Miller and that's a bond that continues to grow every day.
"It's big because he stays on me a lot to make sure I do the right thing," Miller said. "People look up to us and he wants to make sure I'm doing the right thing and setting an example for them. He's like an older brother to me. He always has my back and I've got his back. When we first met it was a connection."