Joshua Miller On Radar Screen

Riverside JC RB Joshua Miller is a talented running back that has found his way onto the radar of several BCS conference schools. He runs with an attitude and a purpose and after he sent out his film to a few schools, the letters began to roll in.

"I'm getting mail almost every day from Washington, Oregon State, Ole Miss, Minnesota and Baylor," the 6-0, 205-pound Miller said.  "I sent my film out to Washington and Wisconsin early in the spring and that's when all the mail really started to pour in."

Miller was recruited by Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Boise State, Utah State and Idaho as a senior at Valley View High School in Moreno Valley, Ca. – where he rushed for over 2,300 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior – but knew he wouldn't qualify so he immediately looked to Riverside for a spot.

"I was short some points for the SAT and my grades weren't very good, so I just started to focus on my time here," Miller said.  "Last year I had 612 yards and five touchdowns and I was first team All-Mission Conference.  I'm ready for a big second season."

Miller runs the 40 in 4.55 seconds and benched 185 pounds 19 times (290 max) at the JC Combine held on May 6th at Citrus College.

"I did pretty good there I think," Miller said.  "Now it's just about focusing on the things I need to improve upon this summer so I can be ready for my season and then for whichever school I end up committing to this fall."

The reason for the early commitment from Miller is because he is on schedule to graduate in December so he can take in spring drills at the school he chooses to attend. 

"I take extra classes, summer classes, everything," Miller said with a laugh.  "I've worked hard in the classroom so I can get to a four-year school early and compete for playing time right away."

Miller doesn't claim a leader at this point and does not have any offers, but expect that to change as the season gets underway in September.

 


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