May 12, 2010
New style letting Mississippi quarterback show his
Maikhail Miller passed for almost 3,000 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior.
His coach at Itawamba Agricultural School, Jamie Mitchell, left the Fulton, Miss., school for Starkville (Miss.), leaving Miller to wonder about his immediate future.
The answer, via new coach Ashley Kuhn: More passing than ever before. And for Miller, one of the top quarterback prospects in Mississippi, that's meant more opportunities to show off his powerful passing arm.
"It's going good," Miller said Monday night. "We've got a new coach who's put in a no-huddle offense. I like it a lot, especially since it's the spread and we're throwing a lot."
Plenty of schools have made the trip to Fulton to see the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Miller do his thing. Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Memphis, Southern Mississippi, UAB, Arkansas State and Ohio have scouted Miller this spring. Ole Miss, Memphis and UAB have offered.
"They're all saying they like me a lot and they're liking the way I play," said Miller, who said he doesn't yet have a favorite. "I'm just still open-minded. Right now, I only have the three offers. They're all even."
Miller will wrap up spring drills on Friday at the school's Indian Pride Day. After that, he'll embark on what promises to be a "hectic" summer. Miller plans to visit and/or camp at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Alabama. He's also hoping to check out Vanderbilt, Tennessee and UAB as well as participate in a scouting combine.
Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dave Rader was in Fulton on Monday. Miller said he and the first-year Rebel assistant have developed a relationship that extends beyond football.
"He told me to just keep up the good work and he hopes to see me at camp," Miller said. "Our relationship is pretty good. We talked pretty recently. We talked a lot about baseball during baseball season."
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