Recruiting: It May Soon Be Miller Time

Longtime Oklahoma State Cowboy fans will remember the saying "Miller Time" when it was used back in the mid-'70s to describe the performance of Cowboy tailback great Terry Miller. Now it appears that Cowboy fans may be calling on that phrase again with the recent commitment of Marlin, Texas speedster running back Travis Miller.

The 5-10, 180-pound running back is a standout in track and is another enterprise recruit that it appears Oklahoma State discovered last week at a mini-camp in Texas that will add more speed to the Cowboy roster. Miller was so intrigued by the interest from Oklahoma State that he and his high school coach traveled to Stillwater earlier this week for an unofficial visit and that is when he decided to make his pledge.

"I'm committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys," said Miller when contacted Thursday. "I like the way they run their program and the facilities are great, especially all the new facilities that will be there when I get there in '08."

Miller also added that he was impressed with the players and coaches he spent time with.

"I came up there with Coach Morton and I think he saw the same things I did," added Miller, who rushed for more than 800 yards and 12 touchdowns last season despite missing three games to injury. "The coaches are cool and the players were really cool hanging out with them. Everybody is laid back and they get along well together. It's a good place to be. They showed me the weight room and the stadium and then showed me all the facilities that are being built."

Miller 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 mini-camp in Belton, Texas. He was also instrumental in leading the Marlin track team to regionals, competing in the 100 meters, and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

"They are recruiting me as a running back," said Miller, who compares in size and speed to current Cowboy running back Dantrelll Savage. "I know they have had a lot of good running backs there."

Miller is likely too young to have heard of Terry Miller and "Miller Time." Miller was big enough to play fullback, but with excellent speed. So Travis Miller would be a different type of back than the last Miller that thrilled Cowboy fans. Miller did receive recruiting interest from LSU and SMU, but was really just being discovered coming from a Class 2A school like Marlin. Right now you won't find him on most Internet recruiting lists but that will change soon.

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