Five-star Denver lineman names his top four

Denver, Colo. prospect Ryan Miller (6-7, 270, 5.3) is a mountain of a man and one of the very best offensive line prospects in the country. Blessed with great size, Miller is a fantastic athlete who was actually timed at 4.97 in the 40 at a recent football camp. A three-year starter, Miller admits he loves playing on the offensive line.

"I love playing in the offensive line," said Ryan Miller. "It is hard to describe why, but it is the whole offensive line and everything that goes along with it. It is a domination factor and the accomplishment of making a great block that gives you such a great feeling. I am probably better at run blocking because that is all that Columbine really does. I can pass block when I need to, but we only throw it five times a game."

Miller finished last season with 43 pancake blocks, and on defense he finished with 12 solo tackles and three sacks in spot duty at defensive end. Miller can bench 330 pounds, squats 400 and he has posted a 28-inch vertical jump. He wrestled until he got too heavy, which at times is up around 290 during the season.

"I just wanted to concentrate on football anyway," said Miller. "I have become a better player and I have become quicker and stronger because I am now just training for football."

In 2004, Miller went to the Colorado School of Mines combine run by the Colorado Football Academy. He has participated in a team camp at Wyoming for the last four years. He also went to the CU individual camp on Father's Day Weekend and performed well. Miller has taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Colorado and USC and soon he will travel to Miami.

He has been offered by 20 different schools and is working to narrow down his choices.

"CU, Notre Dame, Miami and USC are my top four choices," said Miller. "I was offered by Oklahoma, but at this point I am just focusing on these four schools. I have a great chemistry level with those four schools and it is better there than the others. I haven't talked to Oklahoma in a while."

Miller has qualified.


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