Versatile Athlete Gets Visit From Auburn Coaches

This multi-sport standout talks about the colleges he is considering as signing day approaches.

Selma, Ala.--Jai Miller had guests in town from Auburn on Monday. Head football coach Tommy Tuberville, linebackers coach Joe Whitt and wide receivers coach Greg Knox visited the 6-4, 192-pounder from Selma High School.

"It went real well," Miller says of the visit. "They came to the school first and then came to the house and ate dinner with me and my family. I talked with all three coaches and got from Coach Tuberville that he sincerely wants me at Auburn."

Miller plans to announce his school choice on Monday, Feb. 3rd and will select either the Tigers, Stanford or Alabama, where he took his third and final visit last weekend.

A high school quarterback and defensive back on the football field, he is busy this winter as the star player on the Selma High basketball team. In the spring, he is also a standout baseball player.

Miller visited Auburn Jan. 10-12th after taking his first official visit to Stanford before Christmas. He was originally scheduled to visit Georgia Tech last weekend, but took a visit to Alabama instead.

Looking at Auburn's competition, Miller says this about what he likes about Alabama: "The new offense they are bringing in--starting fresh. I know coming in I won't be behind anyone because I will be starting it along with the other people. The basketball team is in the Top 15 in the country."

When asked what he likes about Stanford, Miller has these comments: "Stanford is recruiting me as a wide receiver. I have talked to the head basketball coach numerous times and they are really excited about recruiting me because they don't get an opportunity to recruit guys like me. They just need athletes--a guy to come in and just do anything. The basketball coach told me if I was to just play basketball, I would have a scholarship at Stanford."

Miller notes that he wants to play both football and basketball in college although it is tough to do with the seasons overlapping. Auburn's basketball coaches scouted him in a tournament last week and have talked to him about playing for the Tigers. "They told me they are real excited about me coming there," says Miller, who adds that Stanford and Alabama have recruited him harder in hoops.

Miller notes that Auburn is recruiting him for either offense or defense. Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik told the versatile athlete that he would have the quickness to play cornerback at the next level. Auburn is also looking at him as a wide receiver with his excellent size, all-around athletic ability and good hands.

The Selma Saint plans to make his choice known on Feb. 3rd with an announcement at Selma High School.


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