Guyton (Ga.) South Effingham defensive tackle Cody Miller has ended his recruitment. The 6-foot-1 270-pound interior lineman called Air Force assistant coach Clay Hendrix on Friday night to announce his intention to play for the Falcons.
"I called them Friday night and told them I was ready to commit to them," Miller said. "Coach Hendrix said that he was extremely excited and that he would like me to go ahead and commit."
The decision was an easy one for Miller. Despite continued interest from other recruiters, the advantages were clear at Air Force.
"I saw the advantages with their facilities and with their weight room," he said. "Their weight room is about 23,800 square feet. I really liked how they were recruiting me. Coach Hendrix called me every week during the season. And I liked how they did this year and I like Coach Calhoun a lot."
Miller has yet to set foot on the campus at Air Force but he has been careful to watch the Falcons on TV as much as possible and feels good about the fit. He plans to visit the campus officially in January.
"They sent me this huge book and they showed me everything that they have facility wise," he explained. "There were pictures of the weight room and they showed all angles of the weight room and the field. I watched them a pretty good bit on the field this year. I saw them play Notre Dame, New Mexico, BYU and TCU. This is definitely where I want to go. I've got a bunch of other schools talking to me but I know I want to go to Air Force."
It is no coincidence that the spacious and impressive weight room was a strong selling point for Miller. The two-star prospect will not take much time to get adjusted to the college strength program as he is already putting up college numbers.
"Right now I'm benching 410," he said. "I want to get up to at least 450. Last time I power cleaned it was 325 and I'm hoping to get that up to 350."
Currently Miller is steady at around 270 pounds but hopes to get up to around 280 while keeping his speed in the process.
With a training regiment in place and some lofty and specific goals locked in, the Air Force Academy looks to be a good fit for Miller, and Miller may just be a steal of a find for the Falcons.