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An In-State Defensive Tackle With An Auburn Offer Is in No Rush to Make His College Choice

Coynis Miller, a class of 2018 football prospect, is a recruit the Tigers and Tide know about and like.

Birmingham, Ala.--Although he just has a couple of early scholarship offers, defensive tackle Coynis Miller is being seriously recruited by the in-state SEC programs.

A 6-4, 270-pounder, who will be a junior this fall at Jackson-Olin High School, Miller was back in Auburn  recently to get the opportunity to continue to build his relationship with Coach Gus Malzahn’s staff.

“It was good,” he said. “I got a chance to sit down and talk to several of the coaches.”

With offers from Auburn, Alabama and Bowling Green and other colleges discovering the defensive tackle, Miller was asked if it feels good to get more attention as a recruit. “Yes, sir, but that is not my main focus, which is trying to lead my team to the state playoffs,”?he said.

“I have been grinding every day with no days off,” Miller pointed out. “I stay in the weight room a lot, I condition a lot. I go over plays until I get it right. I do a lot of drills--basic stuff.

“We hit the weight room pretty hard,”?he added. “My coaches have got me stronger and I have some good weight going on.”

Miller noted he is in no hurry to make a college decision even though he grew up liking Alabama and even though one of his best friends, teammate Tadarian Moultry, has committed to play at Auburn.

In addition to focusing on football, Miller is considering another sport for his junior year at Jackson-Olin. “I am thinking about playing basketball, but I am going to see how things go before I decide,” he said.

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