Memphis Whitehaven High School senior Aubrey Miller hadn’t been back to Missouri since last summer, when the standout linebacker attended the Tigers’ ‘Night at the Zou’ event with dozens of other recruits.
So Miller’s official visit this weekend gave him a chance to look around again, spend some time with his future teammates and enjoy his return as one of Mizzou’s verbal commitments for the 2017 class.
“It went good,” Miller told BlackAndGoldIllustrated.com.
What were the highlights of the two-day trip to Columbia?
“Being with the teammates, the food and the facilities,” Miller said.
Miller already knew what the campus was like and, as a commit since late July, has kept a close eye on the Tigers for several months now. So the trip gave him a chance to take in his future college campus in a different way than he did last summer, when he was still uncertain where he may end up.
“I already had an understanding of what I was looking for,” Miller said. “I enjoyed all of it.”
Miller has had some memorable months since making the commitment.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound playmaker helped Whitehaven win a Tennessee state championship — rallying from a two-touchdown deficit in the title game to pull off the impressive feat — and his sensational senior season saw him earn Tennessee’s Division I Class 6A lineman of the year award.
Miller said in early December he planned on taking official visits to Michigan, Memphis and Iowa State, to take a look at what those schools had to offer, but he ended up staying true to the Tigers.
The next step for Miller is to make it official on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. Then the countdown begins until he graduates high school and makes the move from Memphis to Columbia for the next phase of his life.
Miller won’t have to wait to long to return to the Mizzou campus, though. He said he’s planning to return for the Tigers’ spring game in a few months.
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