Fresno DB reports good LSU trip

Fresno, Calif., cornerback Aaron Miller first came to LSU last summer as part of a student leadership conference, and he liked his trip so much that he made it a point to return to Baton Rouge when it came time for his official recruiting visits. Miller spent Sunday and Monday at LSU and told his head coach he had a good visit, but was he swayed away from a possible commitment to Oklahoma?

According to Edison High School coach Ray Reyes, Miller (6-0, 185) is still a lean to the Sooners but is considering all of his options after a trip to Baton Rouge.

"I've coached kids who have been recruited and most of them really know where they want to go before even taking their visits," Reyes told Tiger Rag. "But Aaron is someone who is going let his visits help him decide where he's going."

Interviews with Miller by, the Oklahoma Web site in Network, have revealed the Sooners as the favorite to secure his commitment, but Reyes says he wouldn't necessarily rule out any of the other schools before Miller makes his decision. UCLA and Southern California have been listed among his favorites along with LSU, and Reyes expects Miller to choose from Oklahoma and these schools as early as this weekend.

"He'll sit down with his grandparents and iron things out sometime this week," said Reyes.

Miller was a three-year starter for Edison High School, one of the powerhouses in Division II football in California. The Tigers advanced deep into the playoffs and were the top-ranked team in Division II when they lost in the state semifinals. Edison finished as the No. 17 team overall in the state for the season.

As a sophomore, Miller started at wide receiver and cornerback. Defense was where he caught the eye of coaches and opponents, making three interceptions in one game and returning two of them for touchdowns.

Miller continued on a tear as a junior when he recorded eight interceptions. In addition, he blocked three field goals and seven punts. On one of his blocked point-after attempts, Reyes said Miller lined up in the back of the end zone and timed his leap over the line perfectly to deflect the kick.

Miller repeated the leaping block again as a senior but his playing time was limited due to injuries. A slight shoulder separation and an ankle sprain kept him out of three games, and his interception total dropped down to three.

Recruiters still kept their interest in Miller, and their faith was verified when he earned Defensive Most Valuable Player honors in the California vs. Florida All-Star Game earlier this month. Network ranks Miller as the No. 6 cornerback prospect in the nation and rates him as the 37th best overall player in its most recent Top 100 list.

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