One of the standouts especially during the 1 on 1 portion of things at the Michigan football camp in the middle of June, 2015 Saline (Mich.) safety Tyrone Miller reflects fondly on his time in front of the coaches in Ann Arbor, following up a strong showing in East Lansing at Michigan State.
“I think I did good,” Miller said. “I learned a lot from the Michigan State camp because at the Michigan State camp they said I did good also.
“I think I did a couple of things that were just mentally wrong, so I just fixed it at the Michigan camp; I think I did better there.”
Getting some face time with both Michigan and Michigan State during his time on campus, Miller said the rival schools are saying similar things at this point in his recruitment.
“Basically the same thing that the Michigan State coaches said,” Miller said. “We’re going to speak about after I get my grades up a little bit.
“Then after that it really just me getting a connection with the coaches. I haven’t been going to a lot of visits outside of Michigan or Michigan State yet.”
Miller and Saline lost two games in his junior year, both to Bedford including a hotly contest playoff loss.
Individually, Miller went through some mental and physical hurdles in 2013.
“I don’t remember my stats but I think I did alright, but it could have been better,” Miller said. “My shoulder was sore for the whole season, so it was kind of hard for me to do whatever I wanted to do.
“I played with precaution most of the time, not 100-percent. I kind of did what I had to do for the defense.”
Miller measures in at 6-foot-0 and 178-pounds, actually clocking a 4.47 40-yard dash time and 4.45 40-yard dash time at Michigan State’s camp.
Miller says he started hearing from colleges following his sophomore season but more BCS schools are beginning to get involved of late.
“The schools that I have offers from that are on the top of my list are Central (Michigan) and Toledo,” Miller said. “And the ones that I don’t have an offer from, obviously, Michigan and Michigan State. I don’t want to go (far away).”
Growing up very close to Ann Arbor, Miller admitted he grew up rooting for one team over others.
“The team I rooted for were like mostly Michigan because I really actually like three minutes away from Michigan,” Miller said. “All the time I went outside that’s all I hear is actually Michigan. I didn’t have a choice…I mean I had a choice but...”
Despite entering his senior season Miller isn’t in a rush to make a decision but does have a grasp of what he’s looking for in his college destination.
“It would have to be a great school, great college town, close to home,” he said. “I am just going to talk it over with my family and see what they have to say.
“They already know schools that I don’t even want to go to. I’m actually like to make sure that I want to spend the rest of the four years of my life there, so that is why I’m going on more visits to schools I actually want to go too.”
Already displaying some patience with his recruiting process, Miller doesn’t mind waiting for the offer he covets.
“I actually I want to wait for the school that I actually want to go to like more of a Big Ten, Michigan and Michigan State stuff, but I actually want to get it out of the way and just focus on my team right now and winning the state championship,” he said.Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz contributed to this report.