Miles piling up offers

Flower Mound (Texas) offensive lineman Christopher Miles continues to see his offer list grow. Yesterday it was New Mexico, today it was Houston, and who knows what tomorrow will bring.
To date, Miles holds offers from holds offers from Harvard, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Nevada, North Texas, Pennsylvania, San Diego State, Texas State, UTEP, and Yale, along with New Mexico and Houston.
He has been busy on the camp circuit and had the chance to take unofficial visits to UTEP, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, and New Mexico. The four programs left an impression on the standout offensive lineman.
UTEP - "I like the head coach. I like the coaching staff in general, but their head coach I believe coached in the NFL and coached the offensive line. So I think there are a lot of things he could do to teach me because he knows the finer points of the game because he has the experience."
UNT - "I like where their program is headed. They came in and said they want to turn around all that has happened there in the past. It's like a family atmosphere. You feel like they actually have a vested interest in your future. It's not just what you can do for them, but what they can do for you."
New Mexico - "That just came in this morning. I don't know too much about them but I like their coach. I've been talking to their offensive line coach for awhile. He seems like the kind of person who would take the time and explain everything."
Louisiana Tech - "I like them because my whole family is from Louisiana, so like culturally I like it over there because it reminds me of when I go on vacation or something to visit my grandparents. It reminds me of the same kind of feeling I get over there. All the people over there are down to earth people."
He is not ready to name a solid top four, but each of the programs he has visited stands out at this time.
"I'm still trying to figure that out," Miles said. "The thing is with the top four I told you about those are schools I've visited. Some schools I haven't had a chance to visit yet. It's like those are the top four out of the schools I've been to. I need to go visit these other schools before I start narrowing it down."
Before receiving his offer from Houston, the Cougar program caught his attention. After attending a July camp, he continued to keep in touch with offensive line coach Glen Elarbee, and liked the direction of the program. Since receiving his offer, he is even more impressed.
"I like it because I went to their camp the Friday before last and it just shows that whenever you go to their camps you're getting a true evaluation," Miles said. "If you do good at the camp it shows that the coaches are paying attention at the camps."
He has not been able to check into Houston as much as he would like, but could take a visit on the way back to Dallas from his grandparent's home in south Louisiana.
In addition to the offers he has received interest from TCU and Tulsa, and as the season nears, he is debating whether or not to make a preseason decision.
"I was thinking about making a preseason decision but all of these offers are coming in and I'm getting more attention recruiting-wise so I'm not sure if I should move it back," Miles said. "Because I want to make sure I see all my options before I make my decision."
He may not know where he wants to go and when he wants to decide, but he does know what he is looking for in a future college destination.
"First of all academics. My parents say you're a student before you're an athlete and that's why they call you a student-athlete and not an athlete-student. That has to be priority," Miles said. "And then I have to like the coaching staff. They have to be a coaching staff I can learn from. Different people learn different ways so it has to be a coaching staff you have that connection with that you understand how they're coaching the game. And location, that comes into play. I'm a family oriented guy and I want my parents to be at every game they can come to. I'm not out ruling places that are farther away. If the place is a perfect fit it could be 1,000 miles away or 1 mile away but it definitely comes into play."