Tailback Still With No Offers

The 5-11, 200-pound running back from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser, Lonyae Miller, is having a very good senior year and is on track to qualify academically. So, what's up with his recruiting?

The frustration in not receiving any official scholarship offers continues to for Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser running back Lonyae Miller (5-11 ½, 200).

But according to his father, Miller won't let it get him down. "He just keeps playing, that's all he can do," said Lonyae Miller Sr. "He knows what needs to be done. He's cleared by the (NCAA) Clearinghouse so we don't know what's the delay with schools."

That was one of the issues that Miller thought could prevent the offers from coming in. But it isn't an issue anymore. "He's got the units he needs, and with his SAT score, he's on track to get the GPA he needs to match it," said Miller. "But I know he's working hard in school and on the field."

Miller said that Lonyae was still looking at UCLA, along with Arizona, Oregon State and UTEP, and was hoping to have that interest reciprocated.

He's attended a couple of UCLA games this year and is hoping to take official visits to UTEP, Oregon State and Arizona, the three other schools who've shown interested in him.

Miller has done what he can on the football field, helping Kaiser to a 6-2 record, and an unbeaten mark in the Sunkist League. This week, Kaiser will meet Riverside (Calif.) Ramona before closing with Bloomington in what could be for the league championship.

Through eight games, Miller has rushed for 1,449 yards and 22 touchdowns, three times going over 200 yards. In a win over Coachella Valley, Miller rushed for 251 yards on only 13 carries and scored four touchdowns, then followed it up with 217 yards on 13 carries and five touchdowns against Rubidoux.


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