Miler Taking a Look Around

Scout.com top-100 offensive tackle prospect Ryan Miller of Columbine high school (Colo.) is going to be able to choose his college destination from a list of some of the top programs in the country. He will be taking a couple of unofficial visits in April to get a closer look at two of those programs.

Right now Ryan Miller (6-7, 280-pounds) is competing in track. He throws the discus and the shot, but his coaches are also tinkering with the possibility of using him in the triple-jump.

He'll take a break from track in April to take a look at two of his top schools, USC and Notre Dame.

"There are some emails going back and forth there," Miller said of his contact with the USC coaching staff. "On April 15 I'm scheduled to go up there for the Nike combine and I'll try to do an unofficial as well."

Two weeks later Miller will head to South Bend to compete in another combine and to take a look at what the Irish have to offer.

"I'll be out there April 28 through May 1 for the Adidas Elite combine." Miller said of his plans to travel to Notre Dame. "I'm going to try to get an official visit.

"I'm starting to get a pretty good communication thing with coach Oliver, talking back and forth…that's pretty cool. He's classy, a very respectful man, polite, just a great guy from what I can tell. He gives it to you straightforward. He doesn't try to sugarcoat things. ‘This is how it is. This is how it's going to be.' ‘Take it with a grain of salt.' Constructive criticism – he's great, I like it.

"I haven't done my homework on them yet," Miller explained "I like it. I want to get out there, look around and see the campus and see what it has to offer I'm really looking forward to it. People talk about Notre Dame and most everyone knows about Notre Dame. Everyone likes Notre Dame. It's Touchdown Jesus. It's a football program that's going to places. It's got one of the toughest schedules in the nation."

Miller grew up a fan of the home-state Colorado Buffalos, so they will be very difficult to bet when it comes to Ryan's decision. He also has offers from Miami, Nebraska, Kansas State, Washington, and Colorado State. Expect that list to grow considerably in the coming months.


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