This past spring Lonyae Miller created quite a buzz on the combine circuit as he posted high scores at multiple combines. As the season looms, Miller must find his place on a talented Kaiser squad that hopes to make a run at a title. Currently, Miller is vying for time at the tailback position with talented teammates Jamal Smith and Paul Reyes. On the defensive side of the ball Miller is playing cornerback for the first time. At Rialto high, Miller's original school, he played linebacker and safety so the move to corner is an adjustment as he learns to play in isolated space. But Miller brings abilities to the position that could be intriguing to college recruiters. First, Miller has the speed needed for success at corner. He consistently has forty times in the 4.4 to 4.5 range. Second, at 6'0 210 pounds he brings tremendous strength and size that could make him a force in press coverage. Third, his time playing safety and linebacker should make him a good open field tackler who is not afraid to mix it up on the edge.
Miller's goal is to play running back in college but he is willing to play defense. If he can adjust and be successful playing corner this year, he may bring a combination of coverage and tackling skills that would make him a solid safety at the college level. Earlier this summer, the University of Arizona was showing the most interest but currently Colorado is contacting him most consistently. As of now, Miller has no offers but he hopes a strong season in a strong program will change that. This week against Rancho Cucamonga will be his first chance to prove himself with his new Kaiser team.