It has been a good 48 hours for Lake Oswego (Ore.) athlete Gabe Miller. This morning, the talented athlete was rated as the top prospect in the state when the Oregon state rankings came out on Rivals100 and following a stellar performance at the Nike Camp in Eugene this past Saturday, Miller received yet another honor.
Miller, 6-3, 220 pounds tested very well at the Nike Camp in Oregon and then had a great showing in the position and one on one drills. For his efforts, we selected the athlete as our camp MVP.
"That's a great honor, I'm really excited by that," Miller said. "I really enjoyed this camp, it was the best competition I had ever seen so it makes it even more special to earn camp MVP honors. Hopefully that will help me in recruiting and I'll get a few more schools to look at me now."
Miller came in to the camp with an offer from Oregon State and Oregon has now thrown their hat in to the ring and offered him this past weekend as well.
"I like both of those two schools a lot along with Michigan and Washington," Miller said. "I have an older brother who goes to Oregon and he really likes it a lot. He doesn't play football, he's just a regular student there but he's happy there. Oregon State was my first offer and I'm going to be going to their camp later this week. I might also try and get out to Colorado's camp. My dad lives there and I'm going to visit him in the summer so I might just try and get out there the same time as their summer camp."
Physically, Miller is a great looking prospect with plus size, speed and overall athleticism. He clocked a 4.63 in the 40, 4.22 in the shuttle, jumped 34 inches in the vertical and did 28 reps on the bench. His 92.55 *SPARQ Rating was the second best in the camp.
In the position drills, Miller worked out exclusively with the linebackers although we've heard very good things about him as a tight end as well. He showed great range in the one on one drills and has the speed to really close well on the ball.
"I like offense a little better but I wanted to work out with the linebackers at the camp to see how I would do," Miller said. "I like both positions and don't think I'm better at one or the other. I don't really have a preference between the two, I'll play whatever gets me on the field the fastest."
Academically, Miller is carrying a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1570 on the new SAT. As for making his college decision...
"I'm in no hurry to decide right now," Miller said. "I want to wait things out and see who shows interest in me. Once I know who the right school for me is, I'll go ahead and make my decision but I'm not going to rush anything and just want to let things play out right now and see what happens."
*Taking the standard measurements of the football combine, the SPARQ Rating weighs and combines the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and bench press into a single number that measures an athlete's overall athleticism. Thus, football players can track the progress of their training, through occasional tests, and compare SPARQ Ratings with teammates, training partners and competitors. To learn more about the SPARQ Rating, go to www.sparqtraining.com.