Khylil Miller from North Davidson High School in Lexington, N.C. is having an impressive senior season so far and helped his team to a 4-0 start. The talented athlete, who shines on either side of the ball, spent all of his summer preparing for his final campaign and as a result more schools are taking notice.
Appalachian State has picked up the pace on Miller’s recruitment hosting him for a visit. Louisville and N.C. State are both schools that have jumped on Miller’s case recently as well. ECU is Miller’s current favorite, in fact, he has thought about pledging to the Pirates.
“I’m supposed to be going to the (ECU vs.) UNC game next week,” said the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Miller. “I talk with my coach about ECU a lot. I want to try to get out to campus and see them. I was thinking about committing to them, because I like them a lot. The coaches have been sending me letters and asking my coach about me.”
This weekend’s game against Carolina will be prime for official visits by plenty of recruits. Miller will likely be one of the recruits in attendance depending on if he hears from coaches in time.
Miller saw most of his time as a junior on the offensive side of the ball at quarterback and wide receiver. After most of the schools who offered, including ECU, recruited him to play defensive back Miller has been focusing on the switch. All summer he worked to improve his ability for the cornerback position.
The hard work is paying off.
“I can tell I’ve gotten better at cornerback since last year,” said Miller. “I can tell I’m more comfortable now and I really don’t let people get open in man-to-man coverage. I’m focusing more on defense this season. All off-season I worked on my footwork and back-pedal. It’s showing up in my kick return and punt return as well.”<>