SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The defensive back crop in South Carolina and North Carolina for 2006 is definitely an impressive one. That was clearly evident at the Shrine Bowl practices where once again Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes three-star Georgia commit and cornerback Prince Miller showed why he was holding a boat load of offers.
Schools such as Tennessee, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Kentucky had all shown high interest in Miller by way of offers. Miller, the No. 8 rated player in the state of South Carolina, chose to end his recruiting process in early August with a pledge to Georgia.
At Tuesday's practice, it was obvious that Miller was happy about his selection and glad to be one of the participants not fighting for a look.
"I'm not really trying to prove anything out here," Miller said after the first two days of practice. "Since I committed to Georgia, it takes a lot of the pressure off. A lot of guys are out here fighting for anything they can get and I hope they do well, but it's nice not having to deal with that."
Miller also says that being here and talking with the all the other guys about their college commitments has had no effect on his prior decision for the Bulldogs.
"It's always been strong because it wasn't just one thing about Georgia that I liked," Miller said. "I mean they graduate their players, it's not far from home, and there are just a lot of things that I liked about the program. I got to know coach Jon Fabris really well."
"Plus I'm good friends with Joe Cox, Antavious Coates, and all those guys from playing in this area. It's like I'm going to play with friends right away."
Now, with the game just days away, Miller says during the practice he has one thing on his mind.
"I mean, the goal is always to win," he said. "We just want to go out Saturday and play up to our abilities. That's what we've been working on every day."
Miller is rated as the No. 31 cornerback prospect in the country.