Four star in-state prospect: One more to go

FOUR STAR PROSPECT Gabe Miller took an official visit to Cal this weekend, coming away impressed and with a Golden Bear scholarship offer in hand. But the local product out of Lake Oswego is no closer to making his decision after his third official trip. Not long ago, seven coaches from one school all knocked on the Miller door for an in-home. And he has one more official visit -- to that same school -- left on his schedule: Oregon State.

Miller will head to Oregon State January 12 on what figures to be his final official visit after having tripped to Oregon, Colorado and Cal. Sometime after that Corvallis visit, he'll sit down and make the decision on where he'll spend the next four to five years of his life.

The Beavers were the first to offer the versatile Miller (6-4, 230), who could end up on either offense or defense. OSU has talked to him about playing linebacker or tight end, Oregon an h-back or linebacker, Cal a tight end and Colorado a fullback or h-back. He does not have a preference, saying whatever position gets him on the field is fine with him.

PRIOR TO HIS trip and before the current dead period that lasts through Jan. 1, Miller has had in-homes with all the above schools as position and head coaches beat a path to his door. Oregon State made a decided impression when all seven coaches out on the recruiting trail arrived at his house about a week ago.

"They all came over together -- that was pretty crazy, it was a pretty full house" said Miller.

Miller continues to stay with the plan, and make his decision sometime after taking his visit to Oregon State.

Another published report stated Colorado was out of the picture but he said that wasn't quite right and hadn't shut the door following the coaching change.

"I'm not exactly sure what's going on there," said Miller.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS trip to Cal included seeing the Berkeley campus and getting a feel for Cal's academics. Miller has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1570 on his SAT.

"I thought the campus was amazing," said Miller. "I had never been there before so it was cool to walk around and see some of the buildings...It's a pretty prestigious place, and the academics are obviously pretty good there."

Regarding the two in-state schools, Miller's brother plays at Oregon and the facilities are a draw. For Oregon State, Miller feels a particularly strong bond with the coaching staff.

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