Elias Miller was an under the radar prospect, but it seems like that may be a thing of the past. The Las Vegas High School running back has picked up three offers in the past few weeks and is on the radar of a handful of other schools.
"This is what I've been working for my whole life," Miller claimed. "It feels great to see some of my hard work paying off, but I know this is just the beginning. I just picked an offer from BYU after camping with them for a few days. It was really eye opening going to BYU. The coaches were pretty cool and the campus and stadium are amazing. I went out there and preformed from the get-go and they liked what they saw. Today they told me they want me to be a Cougar. I'm definitely feeling BYU right now. I think I could really help them out at running back."
While Miller isn't LDS, he is a big fan of the Cougars. His other two offers are from UNLV and Weber State, but it sounds like BYU just jumped to the top of his list.
"The experience in Utah was pretty cool, the weather is nice, it isn't always so hot like in Vegas, I could play there," Miller explained. "But, I don't want to rush to any decisions. A lot of schools are interested in me right now, so I am in a wait and see mode. I think I'm just now popping on some schools' radar, so I want to see what happens there. Oregon State, California, Colorado, San Jose State, Nevada, and Colorado State have been recruiting me pretty hard this spring. I hope I pull in a few more offers."
Miller is a raw athlete. His brother, Ray Smith is one of the best basketball players in the class of 2015. There is no shortage of athleticism between the two. The Las Vegas running back has good speed and could play a number of positions at the next level.
"Most schools are recruiting me as a running back, but I am also hearing defensive back from a few places," Miller said. "I'll play whatever, I just want to help my team win football games. I am a play maker and I'm not afraid to put the team on my back. This year is my coming out party. I plan to be the best running back in Vegas, running for over 2,000 yards."
Miller is one of the most versatile athletes in Nevada this year. His stock is starting to take off and if he has the kind of season he is envisioning he could end up with a lot of options.