Littleton (Colo.) Columbine offensive lineman Ryan Miller has taken official visits to Colorado and Notre Dame and has decided to end the recruiting process. We just received an email from Daylyn Miller, mother of Ryan with the news on his destination.
"Our family wants to let the coaches and staff of Notre Dame know how honored and impressed we are by the entire ND program and family. We can honestly say that the short time spent during our official visits with everyone at Notre Dame and CU have changed our lives and challenged us to raise our expectations of ourselves.
"This is one of the hardest decisions we have ever made and we feel we owe it to everyone involved to make an early commitment. That being said, Ryan has decided to stay in Colorado and help build the new CU program under Dan Hawkins. Ryan sees the vision of Dan Hawkins and can't wait to be a part of it.
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"He is Colorado through and through. We hope the Notre Dame coaches will appreciate how much Ryan feels a part of the Colorado family but also know he appreciates what they have done for him. He believes he can make the most difference spending the next phase of his life right here in the mountains"
Miller, 6-6, 280 pounds, is one of the top five offensive lineman in the nation and is a huge in-state pickup for the Buffs. He's a true difference maker who could help steer other in-state prospects to the Buffs as well.
Daylyn Miller said Ryan has a league championship game on Thursday and will be available for follow up interviews following the game and over the weekend.