Miles still solid with Washington

Now that he's shown the world what he can do on the football field by earning co-MVP honors in the U.S. Army All-American Game nine days ago, Mullen (Denver, Co.) QB Cyler Miles seemingly has the world at his fingertips. However he has remained firm in his commitment to Washington, despite overtures from other schools and the likely loss of Doug Nussmeier to Alabama...

"I talked to coach Nuss and coach (Steve) Sarkisian about it and they basically let me know what was happening, but I'm not letting it affect me or my decision," Miles told "I'm a Husky and I'm not going to re-think that. I know where I want to be and who I want to play for, so that's really all I'm focused on.

"It's big-time college football. You have to be happy for coach Nuss, he's a great coach and it's business. You're always under the threat of losing a coach, whether he leaves for a different job or gets fired. You have to choose the program you want to be part of and then just go with it.

"I mean, of course who the coaches are plays a part in it, you would be stupid not to consider that, but in the end, the coaches can leave anytime they want or anytime the school wants them to be gone, so you have to make sure it's where you want to be regardless of who is coaching."

While at the Army All-American Game, Miles spent time talking up some of the top recruits at the game, namely Lakes (Lakewood, Wa.) OL Zach Banner, about possibly joining him.

"I wasn't too much of a salesman, but yeah, I gave him my pitch," Miles said with a chuckle. "I would love to play with him at U-Dub. He's a big guy and he's really gifted athletically. I know it's between U-Dub, Oklahoma and USC, but other than that, he really didn't say much on the subject to me other than Washington is a school he's really interested in."

In addition to his offer fromm and commitment to Washington, Miles has offers from several other schools and more schools have turned up the heat of late, hoping to get him to reconsider.

"I've sorta shut it down, not really answering my phone anymore," Miles said. "Honestly, I'm looking forward to this being done so that I can move on and just focus on getting ready for next year.

"A lot of schools keep calling and wanting to offer me and asked me to reconsider, but like I said, I'm a Husky, I'm going to Washington, and no one is going to change my mind on that."

We will have more from Miles on Signing Day where he and several of his teammates plan to have a ceremony to commemorate their careers at Mullen.

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