Q&A - Cyler Miles

Dawgman.com spoke Friday morning with Cyler Miles, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback prospect from Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., who verbally committed Thursday to Washington over offers from Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, Clemson, Colorado, and others. This is what he had to say about his commitment, the reasons behind it, his game, and the timing of his decision.

Devin Aguilar - "He actually graduated right before I got to Mullen…I went to a lot of Mullen games. I know him pretty well…we're not real close. He picked us up at the airport when we visited, and he's a cool guy. I don't know him too well, but well enough, I guess."

On committing a couple weeks ago - "I made it to the coaches two weeks ago, but I wanted to keep it low until school got over, because we're in finals, and everything. I didn't want all this attention during the tests, so I made it public today. But I did commit, about two or three weeks ago."

On the call to Steve Sarkisian - "He didn't know I was calling to commit. He thought I was just calling to see how everything was. He was surprised, and very excited. I could tell by the way he reacted over the phone. He was happy that I got it over with, and I'm sure they are glad to get their quarterback recruiting over with, to get their two. He was just very excited."

On surprising Sark - "I actually just called coach Nuss (Doug Nussmeier) first, it was small talk for a little bit. Then he said to keep in touch, and I told him, 'that's not all'. And then I told him, and he was like, 'oh, wow!'."

On having a future Head Coach that is also a quarterback - "Coach Sark has been around. He's coached a lot of major players, like Mark Sanchez, and it's a great honor to be coached by him. It's a big advantage that he used to be a quarterback, and his success with quarterbacks, so I'm really looking forward to being under him. I'm going to listen to him and do whatever he tells me. I know it's for the best."

On fitting in to UW's offense - "They run the exact same offense…well, not exactly the same offense, but a similar offense to Mullen, so I think the transition - it'll still be hard because of the terminology, but it won't be as hard as if it was a totally different offense. I think I fit in well. One of the reasons I picked Washington was because of the pro-style offense and the balanced offense and the similarities to my high school. I think I'll fit right in."

Scouting report - "I think they'll see that I read defenses well. I get the ball out quick. I'm very consistent. I like to take care of the ball. I don't like to take too many chances, unless the game is on the line. I can move a little bit too. When I'm rushed, I feel like I have as good of speed as anyone on the field."

On comparisons to Jake Locker - "I don't think I'm as much of a bruiser-type as him. Similar speed…he's probably a little thicker than me. But there's some similarities, definitely."

On his 4.43 40 - "It's pretty accurate. I've run a 4.47 at a combine, and a 4.43 at the track…I'm a track guy, I run track too."

On what UW told him about taking two quarterbacks for the 2012 recruiting class - "All they told me is that they were taking two, because they were low on quarterbacks, and that's not a big deal to me. Wherever you go, there's going to be quarterbacks you'll be competing against, whether they are in your class or not. I'm just going to go there and compete. I know about (Jeff) Lindquist, I think he's a good quarterback. I watched him on film - I did my homework on him a little bit. It's not a big factor at all."

On what tipped the scales in Washington's favor - "Just the relationship they had with me, the sincerity of the coaches. They are all just good, sincere guys. They've been 100 percent real with me from the start. I liked that."

On any message he has for UW fans - "I'm going to come up there and do whatever it takes to give the fans what they want. I'm really looking forward to it, I'm really excited. Go Dawgs!"

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