Miller Family Enjoys Visit

All-American defensive end <b>Brandon Miller</b> and his mother <b>Merle Miller</b> made the trek from Colquitt, Ga., to Tallahassee this weekend. While Brandon arrived home Sunday from Florida State and immediately went to see friends, Merle talked to TheTerritory about the Seminoles and the recruiting process. FSU and Georgia are considered the favorites for this talented athlete.

Merle Miller said she and her son Brandon Miller "had a great visit."

She also said a highlight of the weekend was seeing photographs and highlights of each prospect on the big screen in Doak Campbell Stadium, with this messasge blaring "we need you to carry on the FSU tradition and NCAA 2004 champions."

A chuckling Merle said another highlight was the food.

"I ate so much I could barely stand," she said.

While Merle attends all of her son's athletic events and would like to accompany him on all his official visits, she said she won't be able travel the next two weekends to Florida and Alabama due to work.

However, Merle has a long weekend and plans to accompany Brandon to Georgia the final week in January.

Merle also said distance would not be a factor in her son's decision and admitted the recruiting process was beginning to take its toll.

Brandon Miller is known to be humble, polite and soft-spoken. He had hoped to travel between Tally and Colquitt during the weekend to attend his high school basketball game but was unable to do so.

"I want him to go wherever he wants to go -- he will make the decision himself, not somebody else," Merle said.

"Yes, he's feeling the pressure to stay home (and attend) Georgia but he can handle the pressure. If he wants to go to FSU, we will support him."


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