Bakersfield (Calif) Bakersfield Christian ATH Devyon Miller might be Class of 2018, but that hasn't stopped him from preparing himself for the recruitment process. Playing under a family name that most Bulldog fans would recognize, Miller believes it is the next level coaching that will give him an edge in the recruitment process and it turns out that having a famous-ish head coach isn't hurting his recruiting prospects, either. Miller plays for Darren Carr, brother of Bulldog legends David and Derek Carr. In fact, playing on the offensive side of the ball, Miller also received a bit of coaching from David, who was the Eagles' offensive coordinator.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete can play wide receiver, returner, or defensive back. More than just the preparation he receives on the field from coaches like the Carrs, Miller believes the work they do pushing the kids on and off the field will also prepare them for the rigors of college football. It also helps that the on-the-field stuff is coming from someone who knows what it takes to be successful in football.
"It's great," Miller said of the coaching. "Dave, our offensive coordinator, he shows us how to run the routes correctly and gets us prepared for college."
Miller said that the coaches sent the entire team an email that morning about a camp at Fresno State. Miller said he plans to attend. He also said that many members of the team will be making the trip up to Fresno State for the camp, as well. It's an opportunity for the players to showcase their skills in an environment that could open more scholarship opportunities.
Whether or not the Bakersfield Christian tree actually bears any fruit for the Bulldogs is only something that time will tell. Darren Carr, much like his brothers, is drivin by success and it may not be long before a bigger job comes calling, possibly even with the Bulldogs. The Eagles have a lot to build on after a 7-4 season and a strong back half, Miller figures to play a key role in how far they will go.