Jimmy Miller, the 6-foot-3, 285 pound offensive guard from Mullen High School in Denver (Colo.) has three scholarship offers and is counting on more.
Miller, ranked No. 39 in the Midlands by Scout.com, has offers from San Diego State, Colorado State and Air Force. However, he favors Kansas slightly over San Diego State, TCU, Colorado State, Air Force and Nebraska. "My top three are all pretty close (Kansas, San Diego State and TCU)," Miller said.
"Kansas said they are pretty interested and that they really want me to come out to their camp," he said. "I think if I go to their camp they'll offer me. I really like coach Mark Mangino. He coached with Bob Stoops at Oklahoma when they won the national championship and he's a great X and O guy. I really like the Big-12 and I could just see myself playing there."
Miller plans on attending the Kansas lineman camp on June 2. He'll also be going to the TCU camp this summer.
His first scholarship offer came from San Diego State in February. "The location is great," Miller says, despite never having been to California. "I've heard that San Diego is one of the best cities in the world and the climate is great. Also, the new coaches are really good and I like coach Chuck Long a lot. I think he'll have the team going in the right direction. I'm really eager to go visit them. If I don't get a chance to go there this summer, I'll do it in the fall.
"I'd really like to commit before the season, but I'd like to take some visits first," he said. "If I'm not able to go this summer, I'll hold off until the fall. I want to play for a program on the upside. Location is gonna be a big deal too. That's why I like Kansas…they are only about an eight hour drive, so my parents would be able to come see me play."
Miller grew up following Nebraska, however the Huskers haven't offered. "They got an o-lineman committed already and said they are full for this year. But they have a kid from last year that may not make it academically and I'm on the list of possibilities if he doesn't.
"My mom is from Nebraska and I grew up watching them and was raised being a fan. I've gone to their camps before and I went to their spring game this year. I think it's one of the best environments in college football. They had over 55,000 people at the spring game and that's pretty incredible. Their new facilities are also second to none. It's all state-of-the-art."
He says he can bench 325 pounds, squat 450 and has a 25-inch vertical leap. "I'm quick and have good speed for my size," Miller said. "I like to get up to the linebackers and be physical. I can pull around good too. I'm also strong and that's something I use to my advantage."
"I want to get my 40 time down (runs a 5.1)," he said. "I also need to work on my pass blocking and one-on-one skills. I really want to be a total run blocker and pass blocker."
He reports a 3.3 core GPA and is taking the SAT on May 5.