Four-star defensive tackle Roy Miller (6-2 ½, 295, 4.85) from Killeen (Texas) Shoemaker will hit the road in what could be his last visit before making a decision. The former Sooner commit has narrowed things down to three schools, two of which are in the West.
Miller has already visited Oklahoma, Texas and UCLA. His fourth visit this coming weekend will be to Utah on January 7th.
"I decided to visit Utah because they are one of the winningest programs in the west right now," Miller said. "I also have a cousin red shirting at Utah."
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Alabama and Cal have tried to get in the hunt but at least at this juncture they are out of loop.
"I'm pretty much down to three schools," Miller said. "They are Texas, UCLA and Utah."
"I am definitely open-minded about those three schools," Miller said. "I like all three for different things."
"After I take my visit to Utah, I will sit down and talk with my Mom and Dad," Miller said. "We will come up with a decision."
How did Miller's trip to his other favorite western team go?
"UCLA was a real good trip," Miller said. "I liked the family atmosphere at UCLA."
"I also liked the facilities and the location of school," Miller said. "I liked the diversity and the academics."
"I think UCLA's coaching staff is down to earth," Miller said. "I believe in Coach Dorrell and I know the program is on the rise."
Miller also has ties to UCLA his uncle Floyd Scanlon played there in the late 60's and he has a cousin who plays outside linebacker in Wyoming, Weston Scanlon, who wants to play at UCLA and Miller may want to play on the same college with Scanlon.
In a previous interview with Rivals.com Miller explained his interest in teams from the west.
"My Dad is in the Army and he's going to be stationed on the West Coast," Miller said. "I thought he was going back to Iraq for another tour over there."
Miller's Dad already spent approximately a year in Iraq.
"I'm not the only one at my school who has a parent who gone to Iraq," Miller said. "Roughly 90% of the student-body has a parent in the Army."
"At our school we have ribbons with the names of the people over there (Iraq)," Miller said. "Seven of my classmates have lost a loved one."
"Texas is the only school in this area that I'm looking at now."
Miller earned Area and District Defensive Player of the Year Awards after fighting through double and triple teams picking up 111 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and picked up a fumble and rambled 46 yards for a touchdown during the 2004 season. He already has D-I strength with his 460 pound bench press and a 670 pound squat.
Miller is a member of theRivals.com The Rivals100 team for the class of 2005 rated as the nation's No. 74 prospect at any position.
Miller was also ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 7 defensive tackle prospect. He was also made the postseason Texas top 100 landing as the Lone Star State's No. 9 prospect at any position.
Miller's decision could be very soon after his visit to Utah.