Two-Sport Star Taking His Time

Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse has produced countless numbers of high profile athletes throughout the years. This year the school boasts a number of players who will wind up playing on the next level. Jovan Miller is one of the key components to what figures to be one of the toughest high school football teams in N.Y., and already holds a BCS level offer from the Syracuse Orange.

Jovan Miller, a 6-0, 185-pound athlete from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y. is receiving looks from a multitude of programs, but holds only one offer from his hometown school, the Syracuse University Orange.

"I am interested in North Carolina, Michigan State, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and Syracuse," Miller said. "Syracuse is the only school that offered."

"Getting that first offer was like a relief. It let me know that I am good enough to play D1 ball. It took a lot of pressure off of me. It was also a signal to me that I should take the chance to see what else is out there."

Miller is also a lacrosse star who is being recruited to play on the collegiate level.

"I would say that lacrosse is my biggest sport," Miller explained. "Syracuse, Rutgers, Hofstra, UMass, and Albany are all recruiting me and they are some of the best lacrosse schools."

The early offer and proximity to home have allowed the two-star prospect to get a good feel for Syracuse.

"I like their program a lot," he began. "I am not yet sure if I want to stay close to home or spread out, but I like them. I feel real comfortable with Coach Cross."

"Syracuse is the only campus I have been to because of my lacrosse schedule. I have been to the dome one-thousand times so it is probably not as impressive to me as it would be if I was from out of town. If I was coming in and seeing it for the first time I would be really impressed."

Miller reports that he is in no hurry to make a final decision.

"I am going to be as patient as possible," Miller said. "I will probably take my visits and wait until signing day."

As a junior, Miller ran for 1,418 yards and 28 touchdowns on 179 carries. On defense, Miller recorded 73 tackles and six interceptions earning All-State honors for his performance.

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