|Brandon Miller - ATH
Profile 2004 - Brandon Miller (ATH/LB)
Up until this point, I had classified Eric McClendon as the top prospect in the state of Georgia for the class of 2004, but he is going to get a serious battle from Miller County's Brandon Miller.
Miller does it all for Miller County. He had 106 tackles at linebacker with three fumble recoveries returned for touchdowns. He lined up at split end, tight end, fullback and tailback on offense, and he returned three punts for touchdowns in only eight attempts. Physically, Miller is off the charts.
"We have him at 6-3 and 220 pounds," said Miller County Defensive Coordinator Alan Ingram. "We've timed him as low as 4.35 in the forty. He does it all for us. He caught 27 passes for us last year, and in some years, we don't throw the ball but 50 times in a season. 27 is a huge number for our team. He had three fumble recoveries, and he took all of them back for touchdowns. Basically, if he touched the ball he scored."
Miller is in good shape academically. He was named runner up Region Player of the year on both offense and defense, and the second biggest question after "Where is he going to college?" will be "What position will he play?".
I talked with some coaches today, and every single one of the assistant coaches were fighting for him. First it was offense and defense; then it was position coaches. Inside and outside linebacker coaches, wide receiver and running back coaches, you just get a player like Miller to sign, then you find a spot for him."
When asked who the top teams are that are recruiting Miller the hardest, and Coach Ingram listed the usual suspects.
"All of the main schools close to home have already offered him. Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida State, and Florida have all offered. He'll have offers from just about everyone in the country before it's all over."
I'll catch up with Miller in the very near future to see who he is most interested in. Stay tuned: