Nobody Stands Out
Lamar Miller
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 26, 2008


"I just want to make sure I fit in with the offense and get along with all my teammates," Lamar Miller said. "I want coaches that take time to talk to the players and have a good relationship with them." Miller doesn't have any official visits set up yet but says many schools are trying to schedule him. "I'll probably set up a few in October...I'm not thinking about that right now..."

Lamar Miller, the 5-foot-11, 203 pound five-star running back from Killian High School in Miami, Fla., has helped lead his team to a perfect 3-0 start with 40 rushes for 488 yards and seven touchdowns.

Miller, ranked as the No. 3 running back in the country by Scout.com, doesn't have any official visits set up yet but says many schools are trying to set one up. "I'll probably set up a few in October," he said. "But they won't be until after the season is over. I'm not thinking about that right now."

He says he has around 40 scholarship offers but still hasn't decided on a leader. Although Miller denies a leader, he favors Miami, No. 4 Florida, Florida State, UCF, No. 5 LSU, West Virginia, No. 20 Clemson and Rutgers. All of his favorites have offered.

"None of them really stand out right now," he said. "I guess maybe Miami because I know them the most.

"I just want to make sure I fit in with the offense and get along with all my teammates," he said. "I want coaches that take time to talk to the players and have a good relationship with them."

Miller followed Miami as a youngster. "I like all the great running backs they had," he said. "They always send guys to the NFL and have great tradition.

"They put together a great recruiting class last year and are still young and getting better," he said. "It would be great to go there and help them get back on top."

Miller attended the Florida/Miami game in Gainesville earlier this season. "It was a great game," he said. "It was really loud and it's a good atmosphere at Florida.

"Florida has a great program, but they run the spread. I'm not sure about it," he said. "But I think they need running backs so I could possibly play early."

He also plans to attend the Florida/Florida State game on Nov. 29 in Tallahassee. "Florida State is still struggling," Miller said. "I watched the Wake Forest game on TV and it looked like they played really hard. The quarterback is young and he didn't seem comfortable, so it's gonna take some time.

"But I think they'll get back on track," Miller said of the 'Noles. "They have some good commits coming in and great coaches."

Miller says that West Virginia is recruiting him the hardest. "They send me the most mail and stuff," he said.

One school that Miller says he's eager to see is LSU. "I really like the formation they run," he said. "They use the I-formation a lot and that's what I like to run the most.

"LSU is the national champs and they are always good," he said.

Besides Miami and Florida, the only other school that Miller has already visited is UCF, about four hours away. "They run the ball all the time," he said. "They are a downhill running team and it fits my style."

Miller says he'll make a decision after his season ends. "I'll wait until after the season," he said. "I might not take all my visits, but I'll take a couple."

He reports a 2.3 core GPA and a 1160 SAT. He took the ACT in September and is awaiting his results.



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