MIAMI - It's a well-known fact that Miami is one of the easiest places in the country to lose track of recruits. They switch schools often, their phone numbers change frequently and so many players emerge during their senior season it is hard to keep up. Miami (Fla.) Central defensive end Bryant Miller is a guy you heard a lot about early in the process, but has since faded. That is about to change.
"I have offers from coast to coast already," Miller said. "Miami, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Rutgers, NC State, LSU, Ohio State and a bunch of others have offered. Southern Cal is one of the few big schools that hasn't offered, but they call me on the phone a lot and tell me how interested they are."
The 6-foot-3, 233-pound Miller attended the NIKE camp in Miami where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds, the shuttle in 4.56 seconds, posted a 29-inch vertical jump and did 26 reps on the bench press.
"I haven't started to narrow it down too much yet to be honest," Miller said. "I will start really narrowing it down when I start scheduling official visits. I mean schools like Miami, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, USC and others are definitely on my mind, but I don't have any favorites or anything like that yet. I am just trying to focus on my senior season."
Though Miller says he doesn't have a list of favorites much less a favorite there is one school that could have the inside track.
"I grew up loving the Canes, I've always loved that school," Miller said. "That won't have too much bearing on me going there, but I know the program real well and it is somewhere I could see myself going. Staying close to home won't factor into my decision, but it's never a negative thing."
Miller is ranked as the No. 37 player in the Sunshine State and the nation's No. 7 weak side defensive end by Rivals.com.
"I want to go to the school that is right for me," Miller said. "I'm a smart guy and I've always done well in school and studied. I look at this the same way. I am really going to do my research on schools and take all of my visits and everything before I make any kind of choice. I want to be a electrician because I have always liked that sort of thing and you can make a lot of money doing it."
Miller plays on an undefeated Miami Central team that is ranked No. 1 in class 6A and has lofty expectations to perhaps win a state title this season.
"It's good to be ranked high, but we try to put that out of our minds," Miller said. "There has been a lot of work behind that ranking and we are hungry to win it all. That ranking doesn't mean anything if we don't win the state championship. We play Killian this week and they won it all last year so we are hoping for a victory this week. I couldn't even tell you who we play next week because we focus on things one week at a time."