Miller Still Waits on Offers

The stud running back, Lonyae Miller from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser, put on a show this past spring at the camps and combines, but he still needs to prove it on the field this fall. One school stands out for him...

Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser running back Lonyae Miller (5-11 ½, 200) kept himself active this spring, attending as many combines and camps as he could. Yet he still is looking for his first scholarship offer.

"The main schools I've heard from are Arizona, Colorado, Washington and UCLA," said Miller. "I also talked to Idaho, Utah and Arizona State somewhat. Same with San Diego State. I'm not really that frustrated because I don't have any offers. I'm coming to a new program, and I think coaches just want to see what I can do on the field and in the classroom."

Miller named his top three.

"UCLA is still my number one, then Arizona and Colorado," Miller said.

The transfer from Rialto (Calif.) High had a string of impressive performances at the various camps and combines, before hitting a wall.

"I just got burnt out on going to all of those and didn't go to any camps this summer. I needed to focus on my football team. I took enough time out. Being new here, I needed to show some leadership and focus on my team," Miller said.

Recruiting Miller to UCLA has been UCLA assistants Brian Schneider and Eric Bieniemy. "I talked to Coach Bieniemy a lot. I went to two of the camps there, the 1-day camp, and Adidas camp, and he seems really impressed. They told me they like what I do," Miller said.

At the Scout.com Combine, Miller led the running backs in forty time (4.56), broad jump (124), 3-cone shuttle (7.25) and had the third best shuttle (4.19) and vertical (38).

Miller said an offer from UCLA would possibly be enough to end his recruitment but he said he would like to take some trips. And he knows that the first few games could be the moneymaker for him.

"I know the scouts will be watching the first couple games. But I am not going out there to impress the scouts first, I'm going out there to win. If I do what it takes to win, then the scouts will see that. I will give the same effort regardless of if scouts are there. Bottom line, I want to win," Miller said.

Miller is carrying a 2.9 GPA.


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