Visit To Montlake Opens Miles' Eyes

One of the top signal-callers out west took a day trip to Seattle earlier this week to see what Washington had to offer and Mullen (Denver, Co.) QB Cyler Miles told that he and his parents came away more impressed than they thought they would...

"It was a really great trip," Miles told "It's my spring break right now, so me and my parents went up there to check it out and see the school and meet with the coaches.

"My parents said they got a lot more out of it than they expected because they got to see how the academic people and the coaches work together to make sure you get done what you need to get done.

"For me, it was just the city and the coaches and the players and the atmosphere they are creating up there. You can tell they like to have fun, but at the same time, they were all business and got the work in they needed to."

Miles took in Washington's first practice of the spring on Tuesday and then sat in on a quarterback meeting and spoke to the coaches.

"It was really fun watching the way they coach and seeing their offense on the board," Miles said. "We use the same terminology at Mullen, so it was pretty easy to follow and we run a pro-style offense with a lot of two-backs and stuff and they run a lot of similar things with a few different formations and stuff.

"It was cool just getting to see it up close and then talking with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and meeting coach (Doug) Nussmeier went well as well."

In addition to his interest from the Huskies, Illinois, Central Florida, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State and Baylor, and Vanderbilt have all offered and schools like Notre Dame, Oregon, LSU and UCLA are all recruiting him pretty heavily.

With that in mind, Miles told that he has set a timeline for when he wants to make a decision.

"I'd like to make it by the start of my senior season," Miles said. "There are a lot of things to consider and I don't want to close things off too early, but on the other hand, you can't put stuff like that off too long or you could miss out on a great opportunity.

"I'm just going to be really sure about things and take my time, but I'll visit some more schools and then see what happens."

Miles said other than the in-state schools, he doesn't have plans at this time to visit any other programs for spring football, but wants to take some unofficial visits in the summer to get a feel for some of the other schools that are recruiting him.

Miles is predominantly a drop-back passer, but he has enough athleticism, speed and instincts to be a threat with his legs as well.

As a junior, Miles completed 70.8% of his passes (150 of 212) for 2,114 yards, 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions while rushing for nearly 300 yards and six more scores leading the Mustangs to a 14-0 record and the state title.

We will have more from Miles in the coming weeks and months and he gets closer to making his decision.

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