October 8, 2006

Back from Boulder

Colorado hosted their second group of official visitors this weekend and none was bigger than Ryan Miller. The 6-foot-8, 280-pound offensive tackle from Littleton (Colo.) Columbine is the Buffaloes' number one recruiting target from the Class of 2007.

"I loved it," said Miller, who had been up to Boulder unofficially countless times. "It was a lot more than I expected.

"I saw Old Main and that was pretty special, just seeing the history of the University. I got to see the campus more in-depth, got to spend time in the dorms and see all the living possibilities."

True freshman quarterback Cody Hawkins served as Miller's player host for the weekend.

"The way they handled the loss [to Baylor] was spectacular," he expressed. "They know they just have to work harder to achieve that win, get that first 'W'. It shows how much heart that team has. They have an unfortunate record but they are still battling."

Miller had previously narrowed down his choices to Notre Dame and Colorado. He plans to announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio on January 6th.

"I still like CU over Notre Dame," Miller admitted. "Fans at the game knew who I was and they were chanting, 'Come to CU'. It was crazy. But I still have an official visit up to Notre Dame that I am going to be taking on the 20th [of October] when the play UCLA."

Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's second best offensive tackle prospect, Miller can go anywhere in the country. Prior to narrowing down his choices, he also held scholarship offers from the likes of Southern Cal, Florida State, Miami-FL, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Miller has helped his team to a 5-1 record this fall. They defeated Arvada West, 28-0, on Friday.

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