It's a 'Tug-of-War' for Miller

The Colorado staff and fans have declared in-state prospect Ryan Miller a top priority in this recruiting cycle. The Littleton offensive tackle extraordinaire will be the most heavily recruited player from the Centennial state in years. He is up to 20 offers right now and all the big boys are involved. Near the top of his list are two teams battling it out 'tug-of-war' style as he deems it. Miller gives the BSN the latest on his situation.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 280
40 time: 5.1
Bench: 315
Squat: 375
Clean: 305
From: Littleton, Colorado
High School: Columbine

Ryan Miller is considered by many as the top offensive tackle prospect in the nation. He is up to 20 written offers now. Schools that have extended the paperwork include Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Miami, USC, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington, among others.

He is looking at a handful of schools for his college days. "I like Colorado, Notre Dame, Miami, and USC," Miller explained. "You can also throw Florida State and Oklahoma in there. Maybe Florida, too. I might visit there this summer."

There appear to be two clear-cut teams out of the aforementioned in the forefront for Miller. "It is Colorado and Notre Dame right now. It is really a tug-of-war between those two."

Since Miller is currently unsure of which way to lean, what are his friends and family thinking? "My family is behind me all the way no matter what my decision is. Most of my friends in Colorado are pushing me to go to Notre Dame. It is because Notre Dame is the bigger school. Colorado can get back to that level. If there is anyone that can get them back to that level, it is Coach Hawkins. He can do it."

Of all the schools showing interest, the big man says the in-state Buffs are pushing the hardest. "They are really after me. I was just up there today to meet with Tom Lemming and I had a chance to hang around for a bit. Cody Hawkins, god bless his heart, he is a real charmer and might be the best recruiter Colorado has right now. He has really been selling me on them. He sounds like a good player, too. Coach Tuck (CU recruiting coordinator Robert Tucker) told me he was playing catch with Cody and he had to stop because Cody was throwing the ball too hard."

The CU coaches are sending a lot of messages Miller's way. "I got a classic one the other day. One of the coaches sent me something talking about how good I would look in their passing offense on the video game NCAA 2008. They are really pulling the hardest."

Despite how hard anyone pulls, Miller is not looking to make a decision for another seven to eight months. "It will probably be in late December or early January. I want to do it after my senior season. I will probably take all of my trips."

This summer, the only unofficial trip planned for Miller will be to Miami on July 29th. "The family is coming with me to Miami. We might also stop by Florida while we are down there."

The only solo camp he will take in is the CU, elite lineman camp June 18th-19th. The entire Columbine team will be at the Wyoming camp June 7th through the 10th.


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