Miller Could Decide Soon

The 6-5, 230-pound defensive end from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westalke, Jeff Miller, said he has three schools leading the pack, and that he could decide soon...

A frustrating foot injury has sidelined Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake defensive end Jeff Miller (6-5, 230) for the Warriors first two games, and he will be out for two more.

The calls from college coaches have still been steady, though, and Miller has basically narrowed it down to the three schools he'll likely choose from.

"I'd say it's down to three schools right now, but I haven't completely eliminated everyone," said Miller. "It would be UCLA, Oklahoma and Oregon."

The other schools who are trying to stay in the mix are Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Arizona State and Ole Miss. In all, Miller has 12 scholarship offers.

"I'm thinking on making a decision soon. Then again I thought I would have decided before my season starts, so I'm not sure. If I don't commit before my season is done, then I'll take some official trips," said Miller.

Miller attended UCLA's game last weekend with Oklahoma, which provided a chance to see two of his finalists.

"It was a good opportunity for me to see both of those schools up close," said Miller.

Miller's foot injury came on the Warriors final two-a-day practice in August. Making a cut while playing tight end, he rolled his foot and where it was taped, the pressure caused the break in the fifth metatarsal.

"It was a setback for me, but I'm tough mentally so I'm just trying to think positive. Yeah, it's frustrating and I really want to be out there and playing," said Miller. "When I come back, I'll probably just start out at defensive end, but by the end of the season I hope to be going both ways."

As a junior Miller recorded 60 tackles including 14 sacks. He also had four forced fumbles and three recoveries. Splitting time at tight end last season, he grabbed 16 catches for 183 yards and 1 TD, but this fall will be the Warriors top tight end.

Academically, Miller has a 3.0 GPA and took the SAT on June 4th.


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