Huge wide receivers are all the rage in college football today and Highland Springs, Va. has one of their own in 6-foot-5, 195-pound Deon Miller. The junior wideout is receiving plenty of Division I looks already.
"I haven't gotten any offers, but I'm getting lots of letters," he said. "I've received mail from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia and Virginia Tech mostly."
Does Miller have any leaders?
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"Not really," he stated. "I'm just trying to get into a school and do what I can.
"Basically, I want a big program that will respect me and give me discipline. I want an exciting college atmosphere and somewhere near Virginia."
Last fall, the Richmond area prospect took unofficial visits to North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
"All the visits were impressive," he said. "Virginia Tech had a great atmosphere, while I liked the area around North Carolina. As for Virginia, it was nice and peaceful there. On my visits to Virginia and Virginia Tech I did meet Al Groh and Frank Beamer. They both are great coaches and teachers, I was impressed."
Although he couldn't recall his statistics last year, Miller earned all-district honors after registering 19 touchdowns.
"I was the best blocking receiver we had and caught a lot of balls," he said. "I think I really improved on my speed, strength and agility last year."
Besides playing football, Miller participates in basketball and track doing the hurdles, long jump, triple jump and 4x4.