2002 Profile: DB Justin Miller

DB Justin Miller has been setting the football field on fire in Owensboro, Kentucky for the last two seasons. Now that his football season is over, he's got all of his official visits nailed down and he's ready to turn the focus to recruiting. We've got the latest on one of the top cornerbacks in the south.

Justin Miller is a two-way standout from Owensboro, Kentucky that could play WR or CB at the next level. If he came to Clemson, you would have to believe he could be that true "shut-down" corner that the Tigers so desperately need. He's 5'11, 180lbs, has a vertical of 38 inches, and has been clocked right over 4.4 in the 40-yard dash at the Nike camp this past summer. He also is known as a playmaker, seemingly always coming through in the clutch. Whether its a big interception late in the game or a crucial punt return to swing momentum back in his team's favor, Miller consistently does it.

On the season he ran the ball 53 times for 815 yards and registered 18 receptions for 500 yards. He also scored 21 touchdowns, including two TDs on punt returns.

In terms of the schools Miller is interested in attending, he has already scheduled visits to Virginia Tech (12-14), Clemson (1-11), Florida (1-18) and Tennessee (1-25).

He actually just returned from an official visit to Arkansas, "The people were terrific. I didn't really think much of them at first but they are real friendly and it is like one big happy family. I really didn't expect this there but I loved it. I might even get a chance to play both ways there," said Miller.

Miller also camped at Clemson and Florida this past summer, so he is somewhat familar with the coaching staff and the Clemson area.

Interestingly enough, Miller is ranked by some services ahead of Jeff Francouer, so you know he is a legitimate talent in the secondary. He is currently the #27 prospect in the country by TheInsiders.com.

Owensboro's season ended in late November as the Red Devils lost to Louisville Male in the playoffs, "It was anybody's game," said Miller, "In crucial situations, they made the big plays and we didn't. But we can still walk through school with alot of pride."

Justin Miller is a kid that likes the spotlight- he wants to go somewhere where he'll have a chance to shine. I think that is going to eliminate a team like an Arkansas or a Virginia Tech sometime soon. The other three- Clemson, Tennessee, and Florida will have to battle it out until the bitter end.

We will keep you updated on Justin's upcoming visits as we receive more information.

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