RECRUITING: Miller upset by snub

Killeen Shoemaker defensive tackle and Sooner commitment Roy Miller is angry and rightfully so.

Killeen Shoemaker (Texas) defensive tackle and Sooner commitment Roy Miller is angry and rightfully so.

After all, the 6-foot-2, 293-pounder says he is not among the Top 300 prospects listed in Dave Campbell's 2004 Texas Football Magazine, an annual publication previewing high football in the Lone Star State, that hit shelves last week.

"It really makes me mad," said Miller, who picked OU over Arkansas, Arizona, Southern Methodist, Texas and Texas Tech last month. "I just don't understand it."

Last year, Miller was an honorable mention all-state pick, as he racked up 75 tackles, 9 sacks and 34 tackles for loss. Despite those numbers, he said he wasn't close to being 100 percent healthy most of the season.

"I had the flu for half of the year," said Miller. "At one point, it got so bad that I was sitting out practice just to play in games. I probably had a sprained left knee, but I kept on playing."

This summer, Miller said he has been working out daily. He said his sessions include an hour of agility work in the mornings, followed by a 90-minute session in the weight room.

In the afternoon, Miller said he swims for 30 minutes and then runs for 30 minutes in the evenings.

Miller said being slighted by Campbell has only given him more motivation for his senior year on the gridiron.

"Other guys might be the preseason All-Americans, but when it's all over I think I'll have a big say in who's the best," he said. "People really don't understand what I'm capable of. There's a lot of guys out there I'm coming for."

One of Miller's targets is Dallas Kimball defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger, who has been offered by the Sooners and is regarded as one of the top players at his position nationally.

"I'm stronger than him," said Miller. "I believe I might be faster than him. I'm probably more agile too. But it's my work ethic that separates me. I put work in all day and go to sleep tired and hungry for more. I just don't say stuff, but I think I'm the best defensive tackle in the nation."

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