Miller Set for State 7-on-7

Jonathon Miller and his Naaman Forest teammates are set to play in the State seven-on-seven tourney on July 10-12 in College Station. He is also ready to strap on the pads and make a run at a State Championship next fall.

Jonathon Miller, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound running back from Naaman Forest High in Texas was excited that he and his teammates will be able to make a run at a State seven-on-seven title.

"We are pretty excited to qualify," Miller explained. "We have come close the past coupe of years, but this is the first time that we have made it."

"I play all over the place in seven-on-seven. John (Harris) and I alternate around. Sometimes he will split out wide and I will be in the slot, or we will switch it up. I will also line up in the backfield, really I just move all around."

Miller has had a good off-season and put on some nice weight (10 lbs) and he will now be able to hold up to even more poundings late in the season, and if the team continues on the same upward trend he will need to be ready to tote the rock deep in to the playoffs.

"We had a good spring," Miller informed. "We have shot to make a run. We get a little bit better every year. The guys that do not have a lot of maturity came in and worked out hard and did the right things, so we are looking strong."

Miller was in Oklahoma for the Sooner's spring game and he thinks that they have a strong shot at defending their Big 12 Championship on the field in 2008.

"I went up there for the Spring game and the team looked really strong, and I definitely think they have the talent to win it again."

Miller is excited to don the Crimson and Cream, and he is hopeful a couple of his friends could get an offer and join him in Norman.

"Now that the one safety de-committed to Tech I am hoping that Coach Venables will be giving Terrence Bullitt a call," Miller commented. "I am really hoping that he gets an offer."

"I talk to Marcus Trice a lot. They (Mesquite) actually beat us in the tournament that we qualified (for state seven-on-seven) in. He is a good player and I know he is getting some interest from OU."

Miller also says that fans should keep an eye on underclassman John Harris. "He has been a big component in the seven-on-seven. He is always ‘Mossing" people. He just can not be stopped. He runs the fade and goes up to get the ball."

As a junior, Miller rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.

He earned All-Combine honors after a successful performance at the UnderArmour/ Combine in Dallas in the spring.

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