Littleton (Colo.) Columbine offensive lineman Ryan Miller was the top offensive lineman we saw on the entire NIKE Camp tour this past Spring. After drawing scholarship offers from schools from coast to coast, the All-American said he's down to two schools.
"I'm down to Colorado and Notre Dame," Miller said. "That's it, I'm going to visit those two schools and then make my announcement at the Army All-American game if I'm picked for it. I was nominated for it and hopefully I'll be chosen.
"The toughest thing for me was saying no to Miami. Mario Cristobal, their offensive line coach, is just an incredible guy and I was probably closer to him than any other coach recruiting me. I took an unofficial visit to Miami and really liked it there but I could just tell it wasn't the place for me.
"With Colorado, it's home, that's really all I can say about it. It's home, I like Coach Hawkins a lot and despite the rough start, I still like the direction the program is going in. You have to understand, Coach Hawk is trying to start from scratch and build something and it's going to take time but eventually, I think he'll turn things around. My official visit to Boulder will be (Oct. 6) when they play Baylor.
"With Notre Dame, it's their tradition. I took an unofficial visit there as well and it's just a very special place. I like Coach Weis and Coach Oliver a lot but the thing with Notre Dame that I always come back to is their tradition and what an incredible University it is. I'm going to take my official visit to South Bend (Oct. 20) when they play UCLA.
"For me, the bottom line is I'm going to go where I feel the most comfortable. There are a lot of other factors that will go in to it but where I think I'll be the most comfortable over the next four years is where I'm going to commit."