Chris Miller rarely came off the field as he helped the Broncos to nine wins this season. The 6-foot-0, 178-pound Texan was either playing the role of lockdown corner or he was alluding the other team's defenders.
“I improved on my tackling and stripping and my covering, basically my all-around game on defense. And on offense, I just got better at finishing plays,” said Miller, a Colorado commit.
“In college my goal is to play like Adoree Jackson and Jabrill Peppers and be mainly a defensive player but also get some action on offense,” he added.
The Buffaloes' staff showed a willingness to cross-train an elite athlete this past preseason when Anthony Julmisse split time between defensive back and receiver. And this fall, Julmisse is showing off his versatility by serving as Colorado's primary kickoff returner.
“Colorado likes my game's diversity and they are always talking about how I will fit in with their scheme,” said Miller. “I talk to Coach [Mike] Mac[Intyre], Coach 'Chev' (Darrin Chiaverini) and Coach [Charles] Clark about that all the time. When I watch their games, I am basically scouting, trying to see exactly how I will fit in.”
Miller said he enjoyed his season senior, but expressed obvious disappointment over Denton's first-round playoff exit. Miller jumped right into basketball practices and he will compete in track-and-field in the spring. He advanced to the regional meet in the 100-meter dash, 400-yard relay and 800-yard relay as a junior.
“I want to try to run track when I get to college, too,” he said.
Miller is set to take his official visit to Colorado the weekend of Dec. 9, and he will likely be accompanied by Lake Dallas High's Kobe Boyce, currently ranked by Scout as the fourth best cornerback prospect in the Lone Star State.
“He is fast, a good cover guy, and he is a good athlete,” Miller said of Boyce. “He is like me, he played both ways this year and he is also good with the ball in his hands.”
Miller said coaches from other colleges are still reaching out to him but right now he does not have plans to visit any other schools.
“I saw a lot of flashes from Colorado before I committed. I did my research, and they finally put it all together this season. I have enjoyed watching them,” he said. “Now I am just rooting for them to hopefully win out.”
Check out Chris Miller's senior highlight reel below: