Three-star RB to visit Louisville?

Since re-opening his recruitment earlier this summer, Darrian Miller, a former Kansas commitment from Blue Springs, Mo., has been considering all of his college options, including Louisville. Miller, a three-star running back, holds an offer from Louisville and says he's considering checking out the Cardinals this fall.

Since re-opening his recruitment earlier this summer, Darrian Miller, a former Kansas commitment from Blue Springs, Mo., has been busy checking out all of his other options.

Miller, a three-star prospect ranked the No. 56 running back in the nation, has visited TCU, Missouri, Oklahoma and Florida this summer, in addition to checking out the Jayhawks. While the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Miller visited those schools, he recently told that he's looking closely at five programs: Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota, Louisville and Wisconsin.

Louisville, who has offered Miller a scholarship, tried to get the talented running back on campus this summer for a visit. Though it didn't work out, Miller has spoken with Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, his primary recruiter with the Cardinals.

"I haven't talked to Louisville too recently," Miller said. "The last time we talked we were talking about a way to get up to Louisville for a visit. But with the season about to get started we're still trying to find a way to get up there."

Bedford, a former defensive coordinator in the Big 12, has strong ties in Miller's region. One of Strong's top assistants, Bedfored spoke with Miller earlier this summer and introduced him to Strong during that conversation.

"I've talked to Coach Strong twice," Miller said. "He was cool. Coach Bedford got him on the phone and I was talking to him and then Coach Bedford got me on the phone with another coach, I think it was the running back coach [Kenny Carter]. I only talked to Coach Strong for a second and he told me to come and check them out."

That's something Miller may do this fall. Miller said he hasn't mapped out his official visits yet, but he's thinking about using a few to visit Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota and Strong's Cardinals.

"I haven't talked about official visits with too many schools," said Miller. "I'll probably take official visits to Kansas and most likely Iowa. And try to get up to Minnesota and check them out and check out Louisville."

Though Miller is taking his time on the recruiting front since his decommitment from the Jayhawks, one school, Iowa, is starting to stand out from the rest.

"I just decommitted at the beginning of the summer so I'm just talking to everyone right now," Miller said. "But if anyone is standing out right now it's Iowa because they contact me the most. I planned to visit them this summer and we were on the way there but my teammate got sick on the way and we had to turn around."

Miller, who backed out of his commitment to Kansas because he was uncertain if he "fit into their style of play," said is interested in visiting Minnesota because of the opportunity to play as a freshman and would also like to see Louisville because "it may be a good place for me."

"I'll probably set five officials, but if one school really jumps out at me and I feel really at home I won't need to see other schools," Miller said. "I can probably take one or two visits during the season, but more or less probably after the season."

The Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri last season, Miller rushed for 2,800 yards and 37 touchdowns while leading his team to the Class 6A state finals. This summer, Miller led his team to a second place showing at the Gridiron Kings, which featured 64 of the top players in the country divided 7 on 7 regional teams, in Orlando.

"Our team finished second but it was still a fun time," Miller said.

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