Post visit, Montana ATH high on Beavs & Riley

HE HOLDS A bevy of scholarship offers including four from Pac-10 schools and he's the highest rated prospect coming out the state of Montana this class. Where Matt Miller might line up in college, however, has yet to be decided. What has been determined, however, following his official visit to Corvallis this past weekend, is how he feels about Mike Riley and Oregon State.

Matt Miller (6-3, 210, 4.55), rated three stars out of Helena's juggernaut Capital High, came away from his OSU trip this past weekend high on all things black and orange.

"I really liked everything that Oregon State had to offer," said Miller. "And Corvallis is a great college town, it reminds me a lot of Helena which is where I live.

"The coaching staff there is outstanding, they're all great human beings. Coach Riley was a great guy to talk to. They really have a great family atmosphere there."

Miller said he spent a good amount of time over the weekend talking with area recruiter Danny Langsdorf and Riley and said there wasn't one thing in particular that stood out on his visit.

"It was more an overall feeling that good things are happening at Oregon State," said Miller.

AS GOOD AS the Oregon State experience was for him, Miller doesn't look close to a decision and has two more trips scheduled.

Miller said he'll take an official visit to Arizona State at the end of the month (Nov. 28) and the following week will trip to Boise State (Dec. 5).

"I'll know more about recruiting stuff after those trips," said Miller. "I'm not really going to put a timetable on a decision.

"I'm probably not going to visit any other schools, but I haven't ruled out the possibility. I'm still looking at Arkansas, North Carolina and Stanford."

MILLER COULD LINE up on either offense or defense at the next level.

He said Oregon State is recruiting him with an eye towards slot receiver, safety or linebacker. Other schools are also talking to him about various positions. He said he has no preference.

MILLER THIS SEASON has 24 catches for 388 yards with three touchdowns. And while he's carried the ball just 47 times, he's averaging a ridiculous 13.8 yards a carry -- he's churned out 650 ground yards and 11 rushing touchdowns in his senior campaign.

As a junior, Miller was named Montana's Offensive MVP. he caught 54 balls for 932 yards and 15 touchdowns with another 663 yards (59 carries) and six touchdowns on the ground. On defense last season, he posted 46 tackles, four of them for a loss, and two interceptions. He was an all-state selection on both sides of the ball as both a junior and sophomore.

Capital has won the state title three years running and they're 10-0 this season and gunning for a fourth.


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