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Two-way standout sees offers expand

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The stock of this two-way standout has really taken off since Rivals.com first introduced him to you early in May. The important thing is the list of schools offering scholies are impressive in their ability to evaluate talent.
The player in question is defensive end/tight end Jeff Miller (6-6, 250, 4.8) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake.
Colorado and Boston College were the first two schools to offer Miller since then there has been a bull run for his services.
UCLA, Oregon State, Washington State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma have all offered.
USC is also in the hunt for Miller. His older brother Jimmy Miller is currently a redshirt freshman tight end for the Trojans who is vying for playing time.
The list of offering teams could even more.
"I'm not sure of all the schools that have offered," Miller said. "Coach (Jim) Benkert has the entire list."
"Jeff ranks with the best players I have ever coached," Westlake coach Jim Benkert said. "I told everyone willing to listen that Jeff would be a national guy and now the proof is in the written offers."
"Jeff is a great young man and deserves nothing but the best," Benkert said. "Whoever lands Jeff will be getting a great player with the tangibles and intangibles that all the great ones have."
Miller is going to have a very busy summer taking unofficial visits to some of the schools that are showing him recruiting love.
"I'm very open regarding colleges," Miller said. "I'm going to take some unofficial visits this summer."
"Around the fourth of July I will check out Oklahoma, Texas and probably LSU," Miller said. "Then I will hit the Northwest and check out Washington, Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State."
"I'm sure that one weekend I will go and check out the local schools USC and UCLA," Miller said. "I will narrow things down once I take all my unofficial visits"
"I hope to make up my mind this summer before my senior year," Miller said. "I want to focus on my senior season."
As a junior, Miller racked up 60 tackles, 14 sacks, five batted down passes, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His 14 sacks and five blocked passes. Miller puts heat on the passer.
From his tight end position, Miller caught 16 passes for 183 yards and one touchdown.
The thing that stands out about Miller is he has a non-stop motor. He is hustling all the time. Towards the end of the season the opposition had seen enough of Miller that he was getting a lot of double teams.
In an earlier interview with BruinBlitz.com Coach Benkert he had the following things to say about his talented player.
"Jeff dominates the line of scrimmage and is hard to contain with just one player," Benkert said. "Even when he gets double teamed he's still a load to stop."
"Jeff is also a very good tight end," Benkert said. "Some schools may be tempted to play him there."
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