Zach Miller (6-4, 240, 4.7) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista is rated Rivals.com as the number one tight end prospect in the nation. The talented tight end from Phoenix has narrowed down his top five schools out of a field of over 25 offers.
The competition for Miller will be steep; Miller has already taken his first trip this past weekend (November 21) just returned from Tennessee.
“I had a lot of fun at Tennessee,” Miller said. “It was very impressive and I thought the fans were very supportive.” California native back-up quarterback Ricky Clausen was Miller’s host.
The other lucky schools who will be getting visits are ASU, Miami, Oklahoma and UCLA.
Miller will visit ASU on December 5th. “I’ve always lived in Phoenix,” Miller said. “ASU has always been my hometown favorite.” Miller’s brother is a talented freshman at ASU.
Miller will visit Miami December 12th. “I like the way Miami plays their tight end and their strong tradition of tight ends,” Miller said. “Miami also competes for national championships.”
Miller will visit Oklahoma on December 19th. “I really like coach (Bob) Stoops and coach (Chuck) Long,” Miller said. “I also like the fact that the Sooners compete for national championships year in and year out.”
UCLA will get Miller’s last visit on January 9th. “I like coach (Gary) Bernardi,” Miller said. “He has been recruiting me hard. The school has a great tradition and I like the area.”
“I’m going to wait until I take all my trips before I make my decision,” Miller said. “I’m going to keep an open mind.”
Miller has lived up to his reputation as the nation’s number one tight end prospect. He caught 46 passes for 782 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 17.0 yards per catch.
No wonder he has been compared more than once to former Cane and now New York Giant Jeremy Shockey.
If Miller wasn’t such a valuable recruit as a tight end, he would be one as a defensive recruit.
For the season of 2003, Miller racked up 134 tackles, 11 sacks and one pick.
Miller is a member of the Rivals100 team and is considered the nation’s number 30 prospect at any position. Rivals.com ranks Miller as the nation’s number one tight end.
Rivals.com rated Miller as the number one prospect in the Grand Canyon State and is a member Rival.com’s Super West 60 as the number five prospect in the West.