Rivals.com rates Zach Miller (6-5, 240, 4.65) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista as the nation’s number one tight end prospect. One look of him on tape it is easy to see why Rivals came to that conclusion. Miller already 22 offers on the table and the list is very impressive.
Arizona State, USC, Oregon, UCLA, Miami, Tennessee, LSU, Florida, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Michigan highlight the list of offers.
Miller was selected all-state, all-city, all-league and junior All-American his junior season after catching 27 passes for 540 yards and six touchdowns.
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Everyone who sees Miller play compares him former Miami Hurricane and now NFL New York Giant star Jeremy Shockey.
Obviously Miller is a dangerous receiving threat as a tight end, what separates Miller from the rest of the pack are his blocking skills.
“I take a lot of pride in my blocking,” Miller said. “I like to be physical and I don’t like anyone to beat me off the line.”
At the present time Miller lists Miami, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and LSU as his top eight.
Miller has excellent bloodlines, his brother Brent Miller was one the west’s best athlete prospects a year ago and he's currently making an impression as a tight end for the ASU Sun Devils.
“I’m sure my brother will try to recruit me to ASU,” Miller said. “But I have to do what’s best for me.”
“It will be tough to narrow down my list for my five visits,” Miller said. “I will start to narrow down my list for visits in September.”
“I will probably take an official visit to ASU,” Miller said. “Then I will take four more. I could still take another unofficial visit to ASU and take all five visits away from home.”
What is Miller looking for in a school?
“I want to go to a school that throws to the tight end,” Miller said. “I’ve been paying attention to the offenses of my top schools and I will do more of that this year.”
“I will probably see a bunch of ASU games this fall,” Miller said. “I will probably not see a college game out of state, but I may go down and see a couple of U of A games.”
Sidebar: Miller’s good friend wide receiver Corrion Cooper committed to Arizona in early July. He is also trying to recruit Miller to the Wildcats.
For a good look on why rivals have rated Miller the number one tight end prospect in land, click on the link.