Richard Davenport is a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Dallas receiver visiting the Hill
Receiver A.D. Miller will visit Arkansas today.
Receiver A.D. Miller is looking forward to visiting Arkansas today and getting to know the Razorback coaches, including his lead recruiter, running backs coach Joel Thomas.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the receivers coach, haven’t gotten to meet him yet,” Miller said. “I’ll be able to meet coach Joel Thomas in person. Seeing all of the coaches and seeing all of the facilities. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”
Miller, 6-3, 175, 4.56 seconds in the 40 yard dash, of Dallas Bishop Dunne has scholarship offers from Tulsa, Southern Miss, California, Colorado, Oregon State and Illinois. He’s heard positive things from his teammate and Arkansas offensive line signee Jovan Pruitt. Video highlights CLICK HERE
“He said Arkansas has some of the best facilities in the nation,” Miller said. “Great coaching staff. He’s always trying to persuade me to go to Arkansas if I get the offer. I’m actually hoping I get the offer so I can start considering them as a school where I could attend.”
Miller recorded 34 receptions for 482 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He's fond of Thomas’ recruiting style.
“He’s a great person, real nice,” he said. “He just seems like a genuine person.”
He has a 3.0 grade point average and is considering sports management or engineering as a major. He said he can play like a big and smaller receiver.
“I get the ball at the highest point at all times,” Miller said. “I’m good at coming off the line, coming off the jam and I’m not just like one of those tall receivers that can only run the fades or deep routes. I can also run short routes or run a few screens and pick up about 30 yards.”
Miller, who runs the 100 and 200 meters in track along with participating in long and triple jump in the field events, said his college decision won’t likely come in the near future.
“Probably going to make a decision sometime during the season,” said Miller, who has a best of 21.8 seconds in the 200 meters. “I’m already starting to cut out some schools and trying to see which schools would fit best for me. I’m hoping to get an offer from Arkansas so I don’t leave them out.”