Knights Still Have a Shot at Miller

It appeared that UCF may have lost out on one of its top recruits Tuesday morning, but after taking a closer look, it appears that the Knights still have a shot at this talented running back.

To no one's surprise, Lamar Miller committed to Miami Tuesday morning. The four-star back is one of the best players in the nation and he seemed pretty high on playing close to home.

The Miami Killian H.S. product told CanesTimes.com that he was happy with his decision for several reasons.

"I committed to Miami," said Miller. "I felt like it was the best situation for me. The coaches and I have gotten along really well from the beginning and it's home."

Miller joins a crowded backfield at "the U," as he along with Bryce Brown (five-stars) and Mike James (four-stars) form a very talented 2009 running back class for the Hurricanes.

This amount of talent amongst potential incoming freshmen for Miami could potentially scare Miller, who was the third of the trio to announce his commitment. It seems that Miller isn't completely sold, as he told InsideKnights.com that he is still looking around.

"Yes, I committed to Miami today, but I'm still going to visit other places," Miller told IK.

The Knights have been very interested in the talented back, and he has mentioned the Knights amongst his top schools on several occasions. His commitment to Miami originally seemed like a huge blow for UCF, but the Knights can offer a lot to Miller and he recognizes that.

"I visited there this summer and it was real nice. I'm planning on going back there, but I don't know when."

With Miller seemingly like just a soft verbal for Miami, it appears that the Knights are still in a position to make a serious run at him. While it will be an uphill battle, getting the talented runner back on campus will be a huge first step for UCF in trying to get him to come up north to Orlando.

Miller was ranked as high as third at his position by Scout.com earlier this season, but some concerns about his grades have lowered his stock. Miller seems to be turning that boat around though and he should be a lethal weapon next season, wherever he plays.


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