Recruiting: Miller Makes His Mark

The Oklahoma State coaching staff has done a tremendous job of finding prospects that others often don't. You may have to include the name Travis Miller to that list. Miller is a 5-10, 185-pound running back out of Class 2A Marlin High School in Texas. Miller rushed for more than 800 yards and scored 12 touchdowns despite missing three games due to an injury last season as a junior.

He has good strength and explosion with a 280-pound bench press max and a 36-inch vertical jump, but the real eye opener is his speed. He runs a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash and said he clocked in at 4.37 for the Oklahoma State coaches last week at a minicamp in Belton, Texas.

"I've got some speed," said Miller in humble fashion. "I run track and helped us advance to regionals. I ran the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and the 100 meters."

Miller said he really liked the camp last week and the exposure to college coaches.

"I really like their style," said Miller. "I like the way the coaches treat the players, the way they treated us. They have a lot of fun."

Miller said he has been offered a scholarship by Oklahoma State, and that the Cowboys are high on his list. He also said his coach had been contacted by LSU, and that SMU has been recruiting him as well. We think a lot of other schools would be too if more of them made the trek through Marlin, Texas.

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