May 5, 2007

Offers and interest keep climbing for Miller

Before the Elite Combine even got underway, Metuchen's Dejuan Miller stood out from the rest of the crowd. Standing 6-foot-6 and carrying 207 pounds, Miller already looks like a collegiate wide receiver. And when the combine began, Miller's physical abilities helped him stand out even more.

Florida head coach Urban Meyer even made it a point to watch Miller throughout the day. Meyer's eyes did not stray from Miller for a good portion of the event, but according to Miller, the Gators are not among his top college choices at this point.

"It's looking like OU, Penn State and Rutgers right about now," Miller told at the combine.

Miller has accumulated multiple offers from many other big name schools such as Michigan, Boston College and Oklahoma State, but Miller claims he is not phased by all the attention.

"I'm double digit in scholarship offers already," said Miller. "A lot of these schools out here offered me. So there's really no pressure. I already have the scholarships. I just wanted to come out here and go against some stiff competition and see how it felt against the top competition."

Miller was born in Oklahoma and talked about the possibility of make a return to his home state.

"I got a lot of family in Oklahoma,"he said. "I feel at home, I feel real comfortable down there. So it might be number one, but I'm not sure though. I was born there, so Oklahoma might be the place for me."

In the meantime, Miller has been running track at Metuchen High. He hopes that the spring sport will help him to become even more dangerous in the fall.

"Track has helped me because it worked on my form," said Miller, who already runs a 4.5 forty. "It's helped me to run a lot quicker and use my strides to my advantage. Now, I'm just working on my speed. My track coach is a legend in New Jersey and he's been working with me on my speed and quickness. I'm really trying to sharpen up my routes and trying to get open. If I get that down, I think it'll be pretty nice this year."

Miller was edged out for the top receiver award by Morgan Carter of Virginia, but he was quite satisfied with his performance.

"I felt good getting off the line. I felt quick, I felt smooth. I had a couple of nice catches. Overall, I think I did pretty good today," said Miller.

More important than any awards, Miller will probably take home more offers as the recruiting battle tightens. A decision probably won't come for a while. But until that time, Miller will continue to be a main attraction wherever he goes.

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