Back on the Market

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Posted Dec 13, 2011


Maikhail Miller put together a solid high school career at Itawamba Agricultural School. College scouts began showing interest shortly after his sophomore season. When signing day came, Miller elected to stay close to home and play for Houston Nutt and the Ole Miss Rebels. Maikhail eventually agreed to grey shirt and enroll in January. Due to a coaching change in Oxford those plans have changed.

"I am available again," said Miller on Tuesday morning. "My dad got a call Sunday night from Coach Farrar and he said that they weren't going to be bringing in any of the grey shirts."

While Maikhail was aware that things often change when coaches move on and new coaches come in, he was still surprised by the news.

"It was a big shock to me," said Miller. "I was under the impression after everything that had been said when I signed and after that that everything was binding.

"I guess not."

The talented signal caller is not sure what he is next move will be.

"I have no idea what I am going to do now," said Maikhail. "I was ready to move up there and get started.

"I haven't talked to any other schools and I am not sure they know I am available now. I have talked to a couple of junior colleges, but that's it."

Miller reports that he is confused about the turn of events that has left him without a college home for next semester.

"I haven't even talked with Coach Freeze or Coach Farrar," said Maikhail. "Both of them were recruiting me to their old schools, so I don't know why they haven't called me now.

"Coach Freeze told me that I was the perfect fit for his offense at Arkansas State, so I don't know what's changed now."

While it appears to be a long shot, Miller's family is attempting to reach some sort of resolution with the decision makers in Oxford.

"My dad is real mad about everything," said Maikhail. "He's trying to fight it. He is going to try to talk to Pete Boone and Coach Freeze to see what can be done.

"He wants to know why things have changed when I haven't done anything.

"If that doesn't work, I guess I will just have to start over."

Miller is trying to get the word out to college coaches that he is eager for any opportunity to play and is open to the possibilities.



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