With the lack of big men in the 2013 class nationally, players like Lee Summit North (MO) product Tory Miller have had an opportunity to shine. The nation's No. 28 power forward has had impressive AAU showings in 2012 and more teams are starting to take notice.
But squads like Nebraska have been recruiting Miller for quite some time and on Tuesday, the Missouri native checked out Lincoln for the first time.
"It was more than I ever could have expected. Coach Miles sold it on the phone, but it was something I really had to see myself. It's not just cornfields," said a laughing Miller. "The practice facility was really nice and a lot of the stuff I saw there I haven't seen at any other university. The new arena is going to be crazy as well. I saw some blueprints of it. It's looking really nice."
"Next week I will be at Arkansas and June 15th I will be at Creighton," said Miller, both schools have offered. "Education is really important to me. It's my fallback plan. The ball has to stop bouncing eventually. But I'm looking for a basketball program in a good conference. The Big Ten is a really good conference, the same with Arkansas in the SEC. A good relationship with the coaches would be great as well."
Miller said during his time in Lincoln, he was able to catch up with some old faces.
"I got a chance to talk with some of the Kansas City guys that I played with like Benny Parker, Corey Hillard, and Shavon (Shields). They weren't trying to put too much pressure on me, they want to make sure I make my own decision, but they are definitely wanting me to come to Nebraska," said Miller, who also spent some time with Nebraska head coach Tim Miles. "It's always something new with Coach Miles, he's not a predictable one which is a great thing. He's been recruiting me since he was at Colorado State and there is more to him than meets the eye (laughter)."
The soon to be senior says at this point a timetable for his decision is not in the cards and that he is enjoying the process.
"I get asked that all the time, but it's not really annoying. No, I don't have a timetable at this point. I think it's funny that people want to know when I'm committing," said Miller. "I get it though. It's exciting every time when one of you calls me or a coach hits me up. The recruiting process is definitely not getting old. I think it's exciting. I can't get back to you guys quick enough. I'm busy playing basketball. I think it's a lot of fun."
Stick with Big Red Report as we continue to monitor the first couple months of the Tim Miles era.