DE/TE Prospect Close to Deciding

Despite being heated crosstown rivals, UCLA and USC usually only go head-to-head on a few players every year. One of those players this year is Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake athlete <b>Jimmy Miller</b>. How close is he to deciding between the Bruins and Trojans?

Jimmy Miller, 6-5, 240 pounds is a talented two way player who earned 1st team All-State Underclass honors last year at defensive end after recording 17 quarterback sacks. We like him even better at tight end and feel he's one of the top three players at the position on the West Coast.

Miller has looked especially strong at several summer passing tournaments where his stock has really rose in our eyes. He's big and athletic and can really get down the field. He also has great hands and has caught everything thrown his way.

"I really don't have a preference," Miller said in regards to where he wants to play. "I may like defense a little better but it doesn't really matter to me and everyone is recruiting me as an athlete who can plan on either side of the ball."

Miller has offers from just about the entire Pac 10 including his two favorites, USC and UCLA.

"I'm down to those two and I still plan to decide before the season in early September," Miller said. "Both are great academically and athletically and I like the coaching staffs a lot. The two really are pretty equal in a lot of ways so what it's going to come down to is where I feel more comfortable. I'm going to go up to USC for a practice and UCLA for a practice in the next few weeks here and then I should be ready to decide shortly after."

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