MALIBU, Calif. - Cyler Miles considers himself much better in game situations than during drills so the Denver (Colo.) Mullen four-star quarterback was extra excited during the 7-on-7 portions this week at the Elite 11.
Miles, who committed to Washington in early June, was outstanding especially on Wednesday when he threw great passes, made outstanding decisions and even got camp counselor Trent Dilfer pretty pumped up.
"I came out here and I'm more of a gamer," Miles said. "I came out here and did my thing and I'm very happy. I'm satisfied with my performance. All that playbook studying and those late nights really paid off.
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"(Dilfer is) great. He's been a great coach and to see him fired up like that it gets me pumped up. To get him fired up you have to do some good things so I'm just honored to get these opportunities and impress him."
Miles wasn't miserable during drills but he certainly wasn't one of the best quarterbacks because he didn't get to show off his strengths, namely making quick decisions, delivering sharp passes and finding receivers open in a split second. He's great at scanning the field and instantaneously finding an open player.
"I worked through the drills," he said. "You have to do them. I did my best in them. It's not like I struggle with them or that I dislike them but I just consider myself more of a guy who catches things on the fly and makes quick decisions."
Rivals.com rates Miles as the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback, No. 160 in the 2012 class and second in the Colorado state rankings.
He had many other opportunities especially after throwing for 2,130 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions in his junior season but he liked it the most at Washington, even though the Huskies already had three-star quarterback Jeff Lindquist in the class.
Both of them talked at the Seattle NIKE Camp about not minding another quarterback in the class and that there would be competition everywhere. The two roomed together this week at the Elite 11 and Miles said it's been a blast.
"I kind of knew we'd be rooming together," Miles said.
"He's a great guy. I like him a lot. We get along great. We're both competitors and he's a great quarterback but he's an even greater guy. We enjoy each other's company. I'm tight with him."