April 12, 2013
Colorado OL checks out Michigan State
One of the players that the Michigan State staff is taking a close look at for the class of 2014 is offensive lineman Isaac Miller of Longmont High school in Silver Creek, Colorado. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound prospect recently traveled to East Lansing to learn more about the Spartans.
Offensive tackle is a top priority for Michigan State for the class of 2014. The athletic Miller is on the short list of players that the staff is closely evaluating for a potential scholarship offer. He recently made a Midwestern trip and he provided SpartanMag.com with some details about his time in East Lansing.
"I took visits to Michigan State and Purdue just last week," Miller stated. "At Michigan State I think they have great facilities and great coaches."
Miller already has 2 BCS scholarship offers on the table. Both the Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington State Cougars have extended him a scholarship. As a junior Miller was a first-team all-state and all-region selection while helping lead his team to the Class 3A State Championship.
Colorado may not be on the normal recruiting circuit for Michigan State, but the staff is apparently very intrigued by the upside potential of Miller. Though he is a little on the light side (250-pounds) at this point for Big Ten play, he has the frame to add plenty of quality muscle mass and not lose his speed and agility. Miller talked about the feedback he received from the staff.
"They did not talk about a scholarship offer, but they did say they were going to continue to evaluate me and my film," Miller said.
The Spartans hope to have Miller back on campus in June for a day of camp. It may be a positive factor that Purdue University is also under consideration by Miller. That may allow him to come back out to the Midwest and attend multiple camps.
As far as what he is looking for in a school, Miler had the following to say.
"Well obviously it has to come down to whether or not that school has what I want academically. Other than that though the coaches play a big role in the decision, meaning do I get along with them well and do I like their coaching style. When it comes down to it I'll pick the school I'll know I feel most comfortable, in an environment where I can be the most successful."
As far as when he would like to make his college decision, Miller recently told ColoradoPreps.com that he is not in a big hurry to make his choice.
"It is probably going to be right before the season starts. I would like to have it made before that time. By then, I can focus on my senior year off high school football rather than the recruiting process."
SpartanMag.com will continue to keep in contact with Miller in the coming weeks. We will be sure to keep an eye out for him at camps this summer as well. It would not be a surprise if his stock rises significantly during the May Evaluation period and he picks up several more scholarship offers.
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