Three-star cornerback Chris Miller has been committed to Colorado since June, but that hasn’t stopped competing schools from trying to sway him.
Ole Miss is among those in pursuit of the 5-foot-11, 173-pound Miller, who Scout.com ranks as the No. 63 cornerback in the country. Miller visited the Rebels officially over the weekend, his first trip to the school and his last of the recruiting season.
National Signing Day is set for a week from Wednesday.
“It was pretty good,” he said. “It was a little bit better than I expected. The college town really made it a lot better, and the facilities were nice. The coaches were cool, and I like the players. I just really wanted to experience the Ole Miss campus and life for a couple of days, you know?”
Miller said his relationship with Ole Miss really started to pick up two weeks ago when he received a phone call from new Rebel defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff. He’s maintained consistent contact with McGriff, cornerbacks coach Jason Jones and Bruce Johnson, Ole Miss coordinator of recruiting development, ever since.
“They’re open and honest,” he said. “I like that.”
Miller played both ways over his career at Denton (Texas) High School, leading the Broncos to a 9-2 record as a senior. But Ole Miss, like Colorado, is recruiting him as a cornerback. Miller said the Rebels have “a need there,” which he said is important in his recruitment.
Ole Miss lost starting cornerbacks Carlos Davis and Tony Bridges to graduation and veteran Kendarius Webster, who opened the year as a starter, is working his way back from an ACL tear suffered in the team’s season-opening loss to Florida State.
Miller said Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze relayed Miller’s importance to the 2017 class in their post-visit meeting on Sunday.
“It went good,” he said. “He just told me that he could use me and he wants me to play for him. He told me to take my time and pray on it.”
Miller will make a final decision “probably this upcoming Friday or Saturday.” He was accompanied on the trip by his dad, a native of Noxubee.
“That was pretty cool,” Miller said. “He likes it. He’s from out here.”