The above video features game footage of 2017 three-star athlete Chris Miller.
Chris Miller, 2017 ATH, Denton (Texas)
- Game: Denton 37, Keller Timber Creek 28 -- Texas high school non-district game at Keller ISD Athletic Complex (Sept. 15, 2016)
- Size: 5-11, 173
- Recruiting info: Miller committed in late June to Colorado, which he chose over about a dozen other offers. Miller said he will unofficially visit Colorado the weekend of Oct. 1, then take his official visit the weekend of Oct. 15, when the Buffaloes host Arizona State. Miller said he will likely take a couple of other official visits, but added that he's solid to CU and that any other visits would be mainly to reassure himself that CU is the right place to be.
Game analysis: Miller started on both sides of the ball at receiver and cornerback for Denton High, which entered the weekend ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Texas Class 5A Top 10.
From an offensive perspective, you can tell Miller is at home playing receiver. His instincts with the ball in his hands are obvious, and he judges the ball mid-flight in the vertical passing game as you'd expect an FBS-caliber player who's spent a lot of snaps running routes. Miller's laser-timed 4.50 speed was evident in his biggest play of the night, a 65-yard touchdown pass down the home sideline. Miller finished the game with four catches for 84 yards and that TD. His other three catches were quick routes that got him in space, and he made the most of them with his ability to stretch the screen game into good yardage.
On defense, he sometimes drew the toughest matchup possibly of the entire game on either side of the ball: 2018 wideout Erik Ezukanma, a prospect who doesn't have any offers yet but very likely will in the near future as he's amassed 701 receiving yards in four games. The majority of Ezukanma's 14 catches for 282 yards came on short routes that he turned into run after catch, but there was one downfield, sideline route that he won over Miller and sprinted in for one of his three long touchdowns.
That said, you can tell Miller's athleticism will make him a good option at corner at the next level. He looks and plays bigger than his listed size, and his frame potential is significant relevant to his position because of his long arms and lean build. Miller likes to go for the big hit sometimes instead of the safer wrapup, but those types of defensive instincts should come with more snaps on that side of the ball. He's raw as a cornerback, but the promise is there.