Miller Plans Trip to K-State
Matt Miller, a hulking 6-foot-5, 231-pound tight end/defensive end prospect from V.J. & Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska, sustained a slight groin injury at the Husker camp at Nebraska. The injury caused a delay in his weekend visit to Manhattan for a camp at Kansas State.
"I wasn't able to make it," Miller said, "but I'll be back (to K-State) on June 18th. Everything's good, we're on the way now to Iowa City for the camp at Iowa."
Miller is off to a busy summer before his senior year at Skutt Catholic. He's planning on attending camps at Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas (on Friday), Kansas State and also to the Dakotas.
"North Dakota and North Dakota State told me if I go up there for camp, I'd most likely be given an offer," Miller said. "I'm planning on going to both. Right now, I have an offer from South Dakota, and I plan on going to their camp as well."
Kansas State coaches are anxious to see more of Miller, who was on campus with his mother in April for the Wildcat spring game.
"I liked it all," Miller said of the experience. "Coach Snyder came and talked with me a couple of times. Coach [Del] Miller, my recruiting coach, came over and talked with me a bunch of times. My mom liked how everyone was so helpful and friendly and had an answer for all of our questions."
Miller is being recruited at both tight end and defensive end. In only nine games for the Skutt Sky Hawks, he made 70 tackles, eight sacks, and seven tackles for loss. Even though, he plays in a run-oriented offense, Miller is a deep ball threat at tight end. He hauled in 16 catches for 190 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
"The number one thing was I increased my blocking skills," Miller said on improvements to his game last season. "I've always caught the ball pretty well. At the Husker camp, I thought I did well in my blocking. We only went 3-6 last year. The seniors got together and said that's not happening again. Personal goals are making All-State and shattering the school sack record."
Miller came close a year ago with eight sacks. He'll need to reach 10 to break the mark. In the meantime he's going to summer camps and hoping to leave a lasting impression on coaching staffs.
"Kansas State is a program that is heading for success," said Miller. "Coach Snyder knows what he's doing, and they're getting near to where he wants them to be. They're going to be good.
"I'd like to play for a program with a lot of history," Miller said, "a winning team, on the rise, that regularly goes to bowl games. I want the University to value academics just as highly as they value athletics."
At Skutt Catholic, Miller played basketball and conditioned with the track team. He reports an A/B average in the classroom. This was his second season starting for the Sky Hawks. His wears No. 23.
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