Miller holds down the pivot at L.A. Harbor

It's always nice to find a technically sound center prospect with outstanding leadership abilities and that's exactly the way to describe L.A. Harbor's John Miller (6-4, 310). The talented pivot is already garnering some early attention from schools and see his recruiting hit a fever pitch in the coming weeks...

Miller enjoyed a solid prep career at Redondo (Ca.) High School, but he was injured in the 10th game of his senior season and his recruiting interest dried up.

"I broke the fibia in my left leg, so they just held me out," Miller told "By the time I healed up and schools started to come around, I had already decided come to Harbor.

"I really believed in what coach (Brett) Peabody and the offensive line coach (Wilder DeLeon) were preaching. They are great coaches and I felt like it was the right place for me and that they would get me ready for the next level."

As a freshman this past fall, Miller was arguably Harbor's best lineman and that's saying a lot with the likes of Washington State-bound Niu Sale also up front for the Seahawks.

He started every game at center, but also played some at guard, earning All-State honors, and that versatility and talent has gotten him noticed by several schools.

"A lot of schools were by this spring and with the guys we had here, they were in and then saw me and asked my coaches about me and for my film," Miller noted. "Washington State and Oregon are the two I have spoken with the most and there are a few more schools that like me, but right now I'm still sorta waiting for that first offer."

This offseason, Miller has been hard at work getting ready to have a big sophomore campaign.

"I've been working hard at getting in the best shape of my life," Miller said. "I want to get better at pulling at getting out in front and that all comes with being in shape and getting my footwork and technique down."

Since Miller was a full-qualifier, he can leave at any time, but he expects to return to Harbor this fall and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 season.

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