DL Prospect Miles Favors Three

It seems every year La Quinta H.S (Calif.) has at least one big-time recruit and this year is no exception. Defensive lineman <b>Lawrence Miles</b> ranks as one of the top players in the West region regardless of position. We found out who are his current favorites...

Lawrence Miles, 6-3, 250 pounds is moved all over the defensive line and could play on the edge or at tackle in college.

"To be honest, I think his best college position is as an offensive lineman,"La Quinta head coach Dan Armstrong said. "He's still growing and with his long arms and great feet, he would be an incredible left tackle prospect. Of course he wants to stay on the defensive side of the ball and he's an incredible player there as well.

"Schools love him because he can play as a rush end or be bulked up and play as a tackle. In terms of his overall talent and upside, he's as good as any player we've had here including Michael Craven who was offered by every school in the country."

Miles earned All-Area and All-CIF honors as a junior after totaling 79 tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. He attended both the SoCal Nike Camp and USC's one day camp.

"He really lit it up at USC's camp," Armstrong said. "He ran a 4.7 in the 40 for them and did really well in the position drills. They offered shortly after the camp was over. In fact, every school in the Pac 10 except Stanford has offered him and I really expect he'll stay close to home.

"There was awhile where he was really interested in Penn State. They're kind of his childhood favorite but I think now, he has decided he would rather stay close to home. He's very interested in both USC and UCLA locally and Arizona State as well. My guess is he'll end up at one of those three."

Another plus with Miles is his age. He's still just 16 years old and won't turn 17 until the end of the football season so he's still growing and maturing physically.

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