Miller locks things down for Butler

Lockdown corners are always in high demand and this fall Butler's Zach Miller (5-11, 175) is expected to garner a lot of attention. caught up with the talented corner and he updated us on what makes him so good at what he does on the football field...

Miller prepped at Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina and got a lot of attention from four-year programs. However, he didn't get it done in the classroom and the forced him to look at other options.

"I didn't take things seriously from an academic standpoint," Miller admitted to recently. "I heard Butler was the best program out there and that they always got guys ready to play at the next level and they play against top talent every week."

As a freshman, Miller used his 4.35 speed and outstanding quickness to post 44 tackles, 10 pass deflections and a team-leading four picks.

"I'm more of a coverage guy, but we mix things up so you have to do it all," Miller said. "We play zone, we play man-to-man and they expect you to be good at both of those.

"I anticipate things well and break quickly on the ball when I have a chance."

Miller said he has yet to hear from schools, but figures his coaches have been handling most of that.

"My coaches like to handle a lot of that stuff for us early on," Miller admitted. "They just want us focused football and school and they said when the time comes, they will let us know who is looking at us and help us through the process."

Even though he hasn't been hearing directly from any schools yet, Miller admitted he has thought about what he's looking for at his next school.

"I definitely want a school with an academic focus," Miller said. "I want to find a place that will give me that academic support because I don't want to have issues like I had before.

"Also location will be a big thing. I'd like to go back home, but honestly, I'm open to anyone that wants to recruit me, so it isn't that big of a deal."

Miller is on pace to finish up his degree in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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