November 29, 2008

Miller keeps CSU in top three

College recruiting will be taking a backseat for Dallas (Carter High School) running back Anthony Miller. The 6-foot, 220-pounder has more pressing issues at hand - like trying to help Carter High to a state, class 4-A football title. That effort will continue on Saturday as Carter takes on Longview (Tyler) High School in Corsicana

"They are king of like us," Miller said in offering a preview of the Saturday tile. "We are both kind of smash-mouth, so this game will be played in the trenches. The team that is more aggressive and limits turnovers will win this game."

Should Carter High, which owns a 12-0 record, get out of the next round they will still have to deal with traditional Texas state powers like Highland Park and Lake Travis - the two teams that met in the state title game a year ago. Individually, Miller has 932 yards and 16 touchdowns going into play on Saturday. Those numbers have been hampered by a knee injury.

"I missed about 3-4 games with injuries, but it won't mean nothing if we don't win a state championship," Miller said.

Currently, Miller has seven scholarship offers from Colorado State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, UTEP, and Tulsa. Purdue had an in-home visit with Miller last week, as did Louisiana Tech. Oklahoma State sent coaches to his game a week ago.

"My top schools would probably be Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Colorado State and Louisiana Tech," Miller said. "I am not really focused on recruiting right now with the playoffs. I am going to wait until after the season to set up my visits right now."

Miller's physical running style is enhanced by a 4.46 40-yard-dash, a 305 bench press and a squat of 500 pounds.

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