Four-Star WR Damion Miller Recaps Texas Unofficial Visit as the Longhorns Upset Notre Dame

One of the first players to announce his intentions to play for Charlie Strong from the class of 2017 was wide receiver, Damion Miller. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound standout playmaker checks in from Tyler (Texas) John Tyler High School. Tyler made an unofficial visit last weekend as Texas hosted Notre Dame in front of 102,315.

The No 134 overall ranked prospect regardless of position holds offers from Texas Longhorns, Baylor Bears, Houston Cougars, Mississippi Rebels, Missouri Tigers, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas A&M Aggies and Texas Tech to name a few.  Miller is the No 3 ranked wide receiver in Texas. 


“Man, being back in Austin for gameday was amazing,” Damion Miller said.  “Seeing most of the commits at UT and we had a great time with each other, just being in Austin it gives me an energy boost.  I also saw some big recruits there that we would love to have and after the game, I heard a lot of good things.  I talked to Sam [Ehlinger], Josh [Thompson], Kobe [Boyce] and Montrell [Estell] the most and we were all ready for the game because we have a new OC and the big 2016 recruiting class, and we wanted to see what they got.”


Miller and the rest of the 2017 class witnessed firsthand the Texas youth movement as Shane Buechele and the rest of the 2016 class served notice to the College Football world Texas is back.


“Man I was so crunk after the game,” Miller said.  “I was excited when the game was over and in my head, I was like dang, I can’t wait to wear burnt orange and it’s right around the corner when I will be there, and it’s just more exciting every day that I’m closer and closer to being with my future teammates.”


Inside the Numbers


Class 2017


Wide Receiver

Tyler (Texas)

John Tyler High School

Scout Overall Rank No 134

Position Rank No 20

Midland WR Rank No 3

Texas WR Rank No 3 Take


Miller is a big-time receiver prospect who projects to the high-major level in college. Above average size and good speed make for tough matchup, especially in man coverage. Accelerates well in short areas, impressively so for long-striding WR. Adjusts well to ball in flight. Threat in red zone w/verified 36-inch vertical. A bit raw. Will need to add strength, but possesses frame to do so. Plenty of time for young WR to develop further. -G.Brooks


Bio Blast


2015: As a junior, Miller caught 41 passes for a team-leading 912 yards and nine touchdowns on an impressive 22.2 yards per catch, while rushing three times for 25 yards. Miller also played some defense, recording 23 tackles, one forced fumble, and three pass breakups.


2014: Miller enjoyed a breakout sophomore season with 26 catches for 614 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 23.6 yards per catch as he helped John Tyler High School to a state semifinal appearance in Texas' Class 5A Division I. 


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