One of the hot stories coming out of this spring was Kaiser running back Lonyae Miller. Miller Lit up the combine circuit as he consistently produced high SPARQ scores. Miller, who played for Rialto his first three seasons is excited to be a part of the strong Kaiser program and looks forward to running behind the solid Kaiser O-line.
PrepCA: What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?
Lonyae Miller: Getting to know the coaches and players. The whole atmosphere of playing high school football, winning rings, going to the playoffs.
PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?
Lonyae Miller: 5'11 ½ 200 pounds.
PrepCA: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
Lonyae Miller: My personal goal is to rush for at least 2,000 yards. One of my other goals is to hopefully make it to the playoffs. I have never been to the playoffs. Our team goals are to make it to the playoffs and play for a state championship.
PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season?
Lonyae Miller: I'm doing all kinds of stuff. Before I started going to all my combines I was working out with my dad. We would go to the field and work on agilities, plyometrics. I have been doing spring ball with the team and working out faithfully.
PrepCA: Will you attend any camps this summer?
Lonyae Miller: I've been to four camps already. I was invited to the Elite camp on the 26th-28th.
PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Lonyae Miller: The main aspects I'm working to improve are my vision and reaction time along with my cuts.
PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Lonyae Miller: We have a nice, nice, nice line! We have David Carter who recently got an offer to UTEP.
PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Lonyae Miller: I respect all my teammates, but in our program the person I respect the most is Coach Bruich. He is a tough coach, it is my first time with a tough coach who is really on me.
PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet? Who is your top 5?
Lonyae Miller: I have not gotten any offers yet, but I get a ton of letters. Arizona is showing a lot of interest right now. They saw me at the Scout.com combine and said they liked what they saw. I went to the UCLA camp. My top five would be Arizona, Colorado, and UCLA, Idaho, Washington.
PrepCA: What other sports do you play?
Lonyae Miller: My senior year here at Kaiser I would like to play basketball and run track. I have really been concentrating on football since I got here.
PrepCA: What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Lonyae Miller: 330 bench, 545 squat, 295 clean. At the UCLA combine I ran a 4.44 hand timed on turf.
PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Lonyae Miller: Coach told me he thinks I'm one of the most improved players.
PrepCA: Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?
Lonyae Miller: Terrell Davis. His running style is similar to mine. I'm a power type back with some finesse.
PrepCA: Coming out of spring ball how does the team look?
Lonyae Miller: The team is looking real nice. We have really improved. It looks like we will have a nice season. In the backfield we will have me, Paul Reyes and Jamal Smith. We are deep at the tailback spot.
PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Lonyae Miller: My dad always tells me to keep your feet moving when you run. Never give up and fall forward for that extra yard.
PrepCA would like to thank Lonyae and his family for helping with this interview.