N.C. QB may head west

CHARLOTTE – According to Antonio Miller, a 2004 UNC prospect as a dual threat quarterback, his verbal commitment to Kansas State is imminent. Projected as a Top 15 North Carolina recruit, it appears that Miller is headed to the Big 12 Conference.

"It's about 80 percent," Miller told TheInsiders on Wednesday. "I just want to sit down with [the coaches] and make sure this is the right thing to do."

Miller threw for 2,610 yards as a junior, and rushed for 864 yards and eight touchdowns. He was named team MVP and made the honor roll largely due to his 3.0 G.P.A.

UNC was one of several schools Miller was considering.

"We sat down after last season to cut his list down to five schools, with Maryland and Kansas State as his top-two schools," said Olympic head coach Maurice Flowers as he leaned over to pick up a laminated letter from Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. "It was obvious that Kansas State really liked him, so we took a look at [former Wildcat] Michael Bishop. The two were close to each other athletically, but Antonio was better as a passer. That really helped move them ahead.

"It's the perfect offense for what he wants to do," Flowers added. "K-State said they would not recruit another quarterback for two years.

"I wanted to help Antonio make the best choice for him," he said. "I had a kid when I was coaching in Texas who had several schools recruiting him. I let him completely make up his mind without me saying anything, and he picked TCU because his girlfriend went there the same year they signed their current quarterback. My guy is going to graduate this year, but has not really seen the field. Syracuse wanted him the same year, which was right after McNabb went pro. I just want Antonio to make the right decision for himself."


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