December 26, 2008

Miller wants to visit Fort Collins

With the high school football and holiday seasons past, Dallas running back Anthony Miller is now setting his sights on his college football recruitment. The 6-foot, 220-pound, three-star prospect has seven college scholarship offers and is going to try to set up visits to four of them, including Colorado State.

"They (Colorado State) were one of the first teams to offer me," Miller said Friday. "I feel like when someone is trying to look at me real early, I feel like they care a little more."

This season Miller was a major cog in a Carter High football machine that went 12-1 before losing in the third round of the state playoffs to Longview. Miller ran for 1,025 yards and 18 scores in just nine games. He was limited to nine games by a knee injury, which has since healed. Colorado State is one of seven schools to offer Miller a scholarship, the others being Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, UTEP, Tulsa and North Texas. Purdue has also been recruiting Miller hard, but hasn't come through with an offer.

"I am expecting it (recruitment) to pick up when I get back to school in a couple weeks," Miller said. "I'll be closer to a decision once I take a couple visits and see some colleges. As soon as I get back to school I'll try to set up some visits."

Right now Miller is looking to put together visits to Colorado State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech. Miller offered his assessment of the other three teams on his list.

"With Michigan State, I think I like their running style," Miller said. I think that downhill running style will suit me. I saw the season Javon Ringer had and I think I can do that. Oklahoma State had a pretty good year this year, I like their running style too. Their running back, Kendall Hunter, has a powerful running style too. I feel like I can be a good asset to him. (Louisiana Tech) has been recruiting me the hardest right now. They want me to come right in and play as a true freshman. Any time you get the chance to go play, you are always looking for that."

While Miller didn't see Gartrell Johnson's performance for Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, his said his mother did and took note. With the football season over, Miller will also start running track. He is a 100-meter man for Carter High where he has a personal best of 10.9 seconds.

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