DE Prospect Wants To Make An Impression

This talented defender from the Sunshine State talks about his senior season and the recruiting process.

Miami, Fla.—Miami-Central High standout Bryant Miller is a 6-3, 240-pound defensive end prospect who showed a great combination of size, speed and athleticism earlier this summer at an Auburn football camp.

Miller and his powerhouse Rockets have gotten off to a fast start in 2005. They are ranked the number one team in Florida's 6A classification, the number 25 high school team in the nation, and just finished a 33-7 drubbing of defending 6A state champs Killen High.

"Basically, our team is most of the same team from last year," Miller says. "We had a couple of seniors leave, but we picked up the pieces and our team is just hungry. So, far we are 3-0 and every team we have played we have been blowing them out. We just want to go to state and win it.

"Personally, as far as me, when it comes down to my senior season it has been good," he adds. "I am playing hard-nosed football. Right now, I have three sacks and I would say somewhere around at least five tackles per game."

Despite the fast start, the big, fast defender explains that he is always working to take his game to the next level. "I have just been trying to improve on my speed, my agility and my quickness coming off the ball," he notes. "But, game by game and day by day I am getting better and better."

Along with working hard to improve his game, Miller explains that he wants to leave a strong imprint on the minds of his opposition. "I don't ever want to come off the field saying I could have done this or I should have done this because it is my last shot at it," he says. "All of the teams I am seeing, this is the last time that I will ever see them and I want to leave a big impression on them. I want them all to remember me."

Bryant Miller was one of the most impressive athletes to attend an Auburn football camp this summer.

On the recruiting front, Miller explains that things have certainly been hectic. "It has been crazy," the talented defender notes. "I have been being recruited from almost every school across the country. I am kind of enjoying it, but sometimes it is just crazy. I am not complaining though because it is a blessing."

Miller says that he has at least 15 offers from big-time colleges across the country, but has started to narrow down his choices at least a little bit. "I'm looking closely at UM, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Ohio State, USC.

"I don't have my mind set on any one school right now," he adds. "When I start taking my college visits that is when I will really start deciding where I want to go. I don't have any visits set up yet, but those schools that I named are schools that I really wouldn't mind visiting."

The speedy defensive end, who says he is looking for an "awesome defense" and a good defensive coordinator in a college program, notes that he has been keeping in touch with the Tigers' since his camp experience over the summer. "I keep in real good contact with Auburn," he says.

"Coach (Auburn running backs coach Eddie) Gran, he is a real good coach," he notes about who is recruiting him for the Tigers. "He is very concerned about my choice. He will tell you all the facts. Auburn may not even be the school for me, but they are just so open with me they just want me to talk to them. I have got somebody to talk to. They would love for me to be there, but they are more concerned about me making the right choice for myself.

"They have got an excellent defense and a good defense coordinator," he adds about why he likes the Tigers. "Also, I don't know, it is just different, that is all I can say it is different."


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