Miller makes most of his opportunities

After taking a medical redshirt in 2007, Mt. San Antonio DE Jeremiah Miller (6-4, 260) is a player that knows he needs a big 2008 season to get back on four-year schools' radars again. caught up with the big defensive end and he talked about what schools are looking his way and what he's focused on this offseason to help him improve.

"My 'get off' is the biggest thing I think," Miller told recently. "I played linebacker in high school because I was lighter back then, so I'm still sorta getting used to playing with my hand on the ground, but it's coming along.

"I've been working on my hands and I feel real strong with that, but I want to see the ball better and read the tackle and guard on what the play might be, then I can get where I'm supposed to be."

Miller grew up in Hawaii and had a standout prep career there, but after not qualifying, he headed to College of the Desert and played for the Roadrunners in 2006 and then transferred to Mt. San Antonio where sat out the 2007 season with an injury.

"After sitting out last year, I'm real focused on my season and playing the best I can," Miller said. "I'm not really focused on recruiting too much because I have to play well before I can get offers.

"Oregon State, Weber State, LSU and a bunch of D-2 schools have been the ones looking at me, but it's early and schools need to see me play before I can get an offer."

Miller will graduate in May of 2009 and he'll have two years to play two when he arrives on campus.

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