Two-Sport Athlete Maikhail Miller Tabs a Lead

Maikhail Miller is considered by most national recruiting services to be the top quarterback prospect in the state of Mississippi. Scout.com currently has the 6-foot-3, 230 pound junior ranked as the 44th best QB prospect in all of the United States. While he claims offers from Memphis and Ole Miss in football it is not the only sport that Miller is looking to play at the Division I level.

"I plan on playing both baseball and football at the next level," Miller reported. "I don't know if I will accept a football scholarship somewhere and walk on to the baseball team or if a school will offer me in both sports."

Holding football scholarship offers from Memphis and Ole Miss, the Itawamba county native says it is another area school that is showing him the most love in baseball.

"Mississippi State is who I am hearing from the most in baseball," explained Miller. "I haven't talked to them in a little bit but they said I could play both sports there if I wanted to. I don't have an offer from them in football but I think I am going to go to some of their camps and see if I can't get an offer in both."

Despite the fact that Maikhail has so much interest coming at him in both sports he has managed to keep a clear head and can even name a leader in the race for his services on both the diamond and the gridiron.

"Ole Miss is probably my leader right now," Miller said. "They have offered me in football and are recruiting me really hard. I have talked to some of their baseball coaches and they say that I could come in there and walk on if I didn't end up earning a scholarship.

"I like a bunch of the players that they have on the team and got to know a lot of them from playing baseball in high school. (Hamilton High School's) Chase Reeves is committed to them and he is my grade and he is a really good player and a cool guy."

Although most of his recruiting attention is currently coming from football, Maikhail loves the idea of being offered in both sports.

"I don't know if I will get offered in both but I know I will play both sports in college," Miller said. "Football is what I am being recruited in the most right now but if I a school offered me football and baseball that would be awesome and I would have to look at them really hard."

In football he is a pro-style quarterback. In baseball, however, Miller is a do-it-all guy on the field. He has played multiple positions for the Indians throughout his career.

"I pitch, catch, and play the outfield," Miller said of his roles with IAHS. "I am a power pitcher that can hit, play catcher, and make throws when I am in the outfield. My favorite position is probably right (field)."

A power pitcher indeed. Last season Maikhail sported a whopping 92 mph fastball that complemented his three other pitches.

"I throw a split-finger, circle change, and a curveball," noted Miller. "My splitter is probably my out pitch. My hands are so big that I can get a good feel for it when I throw it and make it just drop late."

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Francis Wright is a recruiting writer for MississippiHardball.com, an independent website that covers Mississippi baseball, including high school, junior college and travel team ball. You can contact him by emailing fwright213@yahoo.com.


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