South Florida DE "Feeling Auburn" After Camp Visit

This big, fast defensive end from South Florida talks about his recent visit to the Plains.

Miami, Fla.--Bryant Miller is an athletic defensive end from Miami Central High School who was a major standout at Auburn's recent senior football camp.

The tale of the tape told the first part of the story for the talented defender as Miller weighed in at 6-3, 238 and recorded a 4.7 40-yard dash and a 32-inch vertical leap.

Along with those impressive numbers, Miller was outstanding in the drills at the camp with his quick first step and the strength he showed against opposing linemen in one-on-one drills.

As a junior, Miller had to fight through a tough season, but says he came through it okay. "This season they had me playing defensive end and I did alright, but I was injured and I had to sit out a bunch of games and I only played in five," he notes. "I had a dislocated shoulder, but I was able to come back."

However, his lack of time on the field as a junior has not kept Miller off of the recruiting radar, if for nothing else than his pure potential alone. "I have offers from almost every big school," he explains. "It's something like 45 or 47."

Even with a large number of college offers already on the table, Miller says he wants to show his skills on the field as a senior. "I want to be the best defensive end in the state of Florida."

Bryant Miller is shown on his camp trip to the Auburn University campus.

When he gets on the field, Miller notes that he absolutely loves contact. "I love to knock somebody's head off," he says. "The aggressiveness, it doesn't get any better than that and I just love the game."

Football is certainly his best sport, but Miller has also become pretty adept at throwing the shot put and the discus becoming the number two ranked thrower in Florida for both events, which he says he only does to stay in shape.

Miller's notes that he enjoyed visiting the Auburn campus. "This was like my first big camp like this and it was an excellent experience," he explains. "I have never been to a school this big--and the love from the coaches and their work ethic, that gave me a good feeling. I am really feeling Auburn right now. It is a good school."

Along with his experience at camp the big defender says he also believes he got a decent idea of what things are like for the players at AU.

"So far what I know about the football program—the coaches are cool coaches, and when I say cool, I mean I love their work ethic," he says. "The way they always have you on the move and all that, you need that for game situations and I think Auburn equips you for that. From what I have seen this is a good school and a real good program."

Despite getting a feel for Auburn during his time on campus, Miller says that he is in no hurry to start naming any favorites for his signature in February.

"I am wide open in my college decision and when it comes down to making my decision on what school I want to go to, there is no way I could do it right now," he says. "When I start taking my college trips and start visiting more schools and going to more camps--by the end of my season when I have taken all my trips and gone to all my camps I will be able to narrow things down to what school I will want to go to."

However, the talented defender, who says he would like to work in real estate in the future, does explain that he does know what he would like to find in a college of choice. "Not only do I want a good football program, I also want a good school where I can I can learn something because when I come out of high school I might break my leg or something, God forbid," Miller says. "So, I am looking to get a good degree from a place with a good teaching facility."

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