Receiver Getting Spartan Interest Early

This past weekend saw Armani Miller playing for a state championship. While his team came up short, the future for Miller looks very bright. So bright, Michigan State is showing early interest. We get the latest.

With one of the top quarterbacks in the country throwing you the ball, you know you will get a chance to show off your pass catching abilities. For Armani Miller, a fifteen game season ended on Saturday night in the Ohio Division One (Big School) State Championship game.

Huber Heights Wayne is no stranger to Mark Dantonio and his staff. While at Cincinnati, Dantonio pulled Mike Mickens out of the head coach Jay Minton's program and the results saw Mickens earn All-American status.

Once at Michigan State, Dantonio returned to Huber Heights to sign current Spartan defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. Could Miller be the next Warrior to play for Coach D?

#7 Armani Miller – State Championship Game
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"Michigan State came by our school the other week," Miller told "They could not talk with me, but they told Coach Minton they have real interest in me as a player."

On the regular season, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver pulled down 32 balls for 501 yards and four touchdowns. During the playoffs, teams looked to shut down Miller and force super star quarterback Braxton Miller to throw to other options.

However, Miller to Miller looked to have succeeded when needed most on Saturday night as quarterback looked to hit a streaking receiver down the sidelines in the game's final drive. The catch was ruled out of bounds and the Warriors chances of winning the school's first state title ended on the next play.

"My foot was in!" Miller said Monday night about the next to last play of the game. While there are a few photos of Miller making the catch with his foot clearly inbounds, the game and season are over and it is time to move forward. While the sting of coming up short is still in his memory, Armani knows the season was a dream season and he was part of only the second team in school history to have reached the fifteenth week of the season. Miller hoped to have visit the Spartans during the season, however, with playoff games on Saturday's, any chance ended as the Warriors advanced in the playoffs. Spartan Digest will continue to follow Armani Miller in the coming months as he learns more about the interest Michigan State may have.

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