Will It Be Miller Time For Oregon?

At 6'5'' 230 lbs., James Byrnes High School defensive end, Corey Miller, provides a wealth of options defensively for whichever team earns the right to his services. Whether it be in a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive alignment, the Duncan, South Carolina native can play and it appears as if Miller and Oregon have mutual interest.



Do you currently hold an offer from Oregon?

"Yeah, right now I do."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon?

"Other than having a little bit of contact with Coach (Michael) Gray before he left Oregon, that was pretty much it."

Was Coach Gray the only coach from Oregon you were in contact with?

"Yeah, and Mike Bellotti e-mails me every once in a while...I ask him how he's doing and he' asks me how I'm doing, but other than that, that's pretty much it."

What would you say your overall interest in Oregon is?

"My interest in Oregon is pretty good right about now. I haven't been out there, [but] I want to have a chance to go out there and check the place out. I watched them in the [Holiday Bowl], they have a great offense, they're defense plays well, so, you know, they're a really great team."

Is there anything in particular that stands out to you about the program?

"That a person can come in and play early. It's not strictly a redshirt school, I can come in and make a difference as a freshman and the defense gets after it a lot."

How would you describe yourself as a defensive end?

"I would describe myself as being a good pass rusher, using my hands well and collapsing the pocket pretty good. On the downside, I still have to work on my run defense and stopping the run more."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"At this moment I wouldn't, but my favorite player to watch is Julius Peppers, because he's tall like me and he knows how to get after it."

What are you looking for in a program?

"The first thing is academics and second is depth chart and what's my competition...who's a junior, who's a senior, who's leaving, what's the chances of getting to play."

Do you currently hold offers from other schools?

"Yeah, I have 12 total offers...South Carolina, Stanford, North Carolina, Tennessee, Clemson, Nebraska, Maryland, California, Florida State, Texas A&M, Oregon, and LSU." Note: Corey recently added offers from Notre Dame and Mississippi State.

Is anyone leading at this point?

"At this moment, I actually don't. I'm trying to keep things wide open so I get a chance to see at an even vantage point which is schools are best [for me]."

Would you Oregon rate high, medium, or low for you along that spectrum of teams?

"Well, Oregon would kind of be on the higher end...like the jerseys, you can't say much [else] about the jerseys, they have great uniforms, [and] Autzen Stadium, I heard is the loudest stadium in the world, so that would be pretty exciting to see, so as far as I can see, they're pretty high up there."

Is distance a factor for you?

"Distance has no effect on me at all. Like I've always said, you can't really figure out certain things unless you take an opportunity to get out there, so distance isn't a factor."

Are you planning on going to any camps later this spring or in the summer?

"The FSU Showtime camp, but I think that'll probably be the only camp I'm going to go to. I just want to wait 'till my official visits, go to Oregon, and check everything out."

Are you planning on attending any Junior Days?

"[I went] to South Carolina's Junior Day and I've already been to Florida State's and Clemson's and [I plan] on going to North Carolina's on March 28th."

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