BuffPlayBook.com will be producing an exclusive feature on current Colorado Commitments called "What the Experts Say about each pledge for Coach Mike MacIntyre's 2014 recruiting class.
We will visit with several regional recruiting experts to get their take, their high school's head coach and the staff of BuffPlayBook.com. This is the type of coverage and analysis that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
In our third feature story we will take a look at Colorado athlete Isaac Miller from Silver Creek HS in Longmont.
Miller, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound athlete is rated a 3 star offensive tackle by Scout.com and is currently ranked the 86th best tackle in the nation. He currently holds offers from Colorado, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, Washington State and Wyoming.
SILVER CREEK HS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH MICHAEL APODACA'S THOUGHTS ON ISAAC MILLER: Isaac is going to be a really good player. He is a very tall athlete that has a great frame that can handle 290-300 pound range. The No. 1 thing about Isaac is how extremely hard he works on the little things. He so fundamentally sound on his technique.
Once he gets into a college weight and conditioning program, I can really see him putting on a lot of good weight. He had tremendously great foot speed, he will be a great offensive tackle at the next level. He isn't through growing, he is definitely a knee bender and a very athletic offensive lineman. You can't teach 6-foot-7 and he may get taller.
Not only is he a great football player, he is a tremendous young man on and off the football field. Academics are important for him and it shows in the classroom.
SCOUT.COM'S COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL CO-PUBLISHER JASON JEWELL'S THOUGHTS ON MILLER: When recruiting offensive linemen, tackles get much more heavily recruited then guards. Reason being, tackles are typically the better athletes. College coaches will then take the 6-4 players and convert them to guards in college. Miller is a true offensive tackle because of his height and length. While I will still consider Miller I work in progress because he doesn't have the bulk to play D1 football yet, I think he has a lot of desirable tools. Standing in the 6-6 to 6-7 range, he has the long arms need to ward off DEs. He is also a good athlete with good feet. At the high school level he shows some nasty, that is something that is very hard to teach. With some added bulk and strength, Miller's best football is in front of him.
SCOUT.COM'S COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL CO-PUBLISHER JEFF STROUD'S THOUGHTS ON MILLER: Miller, at a long 6-7, has the frame and length of a left tackle, add in solid athleticism and you can see why the Buffs made the offer. Miller will benefit greatly from a redshirt year to add strength and size. With the increased strength and size, Miller should be able to add the physicality needed to play on the line in the Pac 12. Miller's Head Coach Mike Apodaca of Silver Creek speaks highly of Miller's work ethic and how easy he takes to coaching.
BUFFPLAYBOOK.COM PUBLISHER James Bryant'S THOUGHTS ON MILLER: I got the opportunity to watch Miller during one of Colorado's summer camps. First thing that stands out about the talented lineman is his athletic ability. He has great feet for an offensive lineman, he so athletic that he could easily play defensive end at the college level. That doesn't happen very often with offensive linemen.
He has to put good weight on, weighing in only around 250, he has a motor that runs all the time, which college coaches love. His high school coach praises him for being so fundamentally sound, that comes from how intelligent Miller is when it comes to the game of football. He is a smart player, plays with great technique.
Miller has the potential to be an All-American type tackle at the college level and the opportunity to play on Sunday's if he works extremely hard and not get satisfied with his ability.
BUFFPLAYBOOK'S OVERALL RANKING FOR ISAAC MILLER OUT OF THE EIGHT CURRENT COMMITMENTS: Based on potential and current athletic talent, I have to put Miller as the second best so far in this recruiting class so far. Some may think that this ranking is too high, but from what I have seen so far, Miller has the opportunity to be a very good player for the University of Colorado.
James Bryant has been in the recruiting business for over 10 years, prior to that he spent five years as a student assistant, grad assistant and restricting earnings coach in Football at the College Level. Including serving as Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at the junior college level.
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