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Montana three-star pulls the trigger

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Three-star jack-of-all-trades, Matt Miller (6-4, 205, 4.5) from Helena (Calif.) Capital may be the most sought after football prospect from the "Treasure State" since a gun slinging quarterback by the name of Ryan Leaf came out of Montana years ago and for good reason, too.
Miller led his team to a 12-1 season and his team's only loss came in the state championship game to a Great Falls (MT.) Russell team they beat during the season 28-26. They were upended in the championship 28-14.
As a senior, Miller rushed for 650 yards and scored 11 touchdowns while averaging an outstanding 13.8 yards per carry. He also chipped in 24 receptions for 388 yards and three receiving touchdowns while averaging 16.2 yards per catch. Miller also did a nice job returning punts averaging 18.9 yards per return.
The talented man from the mountains had offers from coast-to-coast and schools from just about every conference including the Pac 10, SEC, ACC, Big Sky, WAC, Mountain West and even the Ivy League.
Miller made his college decision recently.
"When I went down to Boise State for my visit," Miller said. "I just felt so comfortable and thinking about it I felt that at Boise I would be the most happy for the next couple of years of my life.
"Boise State is a great football team," Miller said. "They are a top 10 football team year in and year out. That is very enticing to me.
"The school as well is on the rise academically," Miller said. "I kind of want to get into wildlife biology and ultimately become a college coach so I felt at Boise State, I could accomplish all those goals.
Did being relatively close play a part in Miller's decision?
"It didn't really play a part," Miller said. "It's about eight to an eight and half hour drive. It was an added bonus being closer to Boise, but it wasn't a big factor."
This is a very big get for Boise State as Miller an impressive array of offers in which chose proving that the Bronco program can compete with the big boys now for players.
"I thought about playing for a BCS school pretty long and hard," Miller said. "The way I see it I'll be more likely to play in a BCS Bowl game with Boise because it seems they are in a BCS Bowl game every year.
"Turning down a Pac 10 school is pretty tough," Miller said. "The Pac 10 speaks for itself, so does the SEC and the ACC, but you can't go wrong with Boise State with what they have going on."
Though Miller played wide receiver, running back, quarterback and cornerback, he was recruited by Boise State to play wide receiver.
The Broncos land a player in Miller was a member of the Rivals.com Rocky Mountain States Midseason Top 10 team for the class of 2010 landing as the area's No. 1 prospect at any position. prospect at any position.
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