Miller lists Arkansas in top three after weekend visit

By: Dudley E. Dawson
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Triston Miller
Triston Miller

— Charlotte, N.C., Country Day offensive lineman Triston Miller (6-6, 270) was the lone Arkansas football official visitor this weekend, which made for some quality time with the Razorback staff.

"It was really fun," Miller said Sunday after the conclusion of his visit. "The facilities are really nice, all the coaches are really nice. I really enjoyed spending a lot of time with them.”

Miller committed to Wake Forest on December 13 before backing out February 7 after several more Power 5 offers came his way.

He has offers from Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Purdue, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Duke, East Carolina, Marshall, Liberty and hometown Charlotte

"The main factors are where I feel at home the most for 3-4 years, and the people I connect best with," Miller said.

The visit to Fayetteville kept the Razorbacks high on his list.

"I would say so," Miller said. "They're still in my top three choices. They're pretty high in that top three, so I'd say it helped them a lot."

The rest of his top three, which is almost a top four according to Miller, features one SEC school and one from the ACC.

"I'd say Kentucky, UNC, and I'd say Tennessee is right outside," noted Miller, who has earlier said that it would be a dream come true to play in the SEC.

Miller is a three-star prospect per 247Sports composite rankings of the top four recruiting services.

"I feel like I'm really good at pass blocking and moving around," Miller said. "The thing I need to work on is probably finishing blocks for the entire game, because after a while I get tired and probably take a few plays off. I need to fix that.”

Arkansas offensive line coach Dustin Fry told Miller his likely destination in college was starting on the outside of the line if he chooses the Razorbacks, but also sees versatility.

"Coach Fry told me I'd be an offensive tackle coming in, but he said there's a good chance I'll play inside," Miller said. "But my main position would be offensive tackle.”

Miller feels like playing defense as a sophomore helped him develop a better mentality on the offensive side of the ball.

"Yes sir, I feel like playing defensive line is a different mentality and a different aggressiveness," Miller said. "I think carrying that over to the offensive line helps with run blocking and stuff like that."

Miller will take a quick trip to the University of North Carolina next week.

"I'm visiting UNC next week, but I don't have any other visits after that," Miller said. "That's an unofficial but I'll spend the night there."

He claims that distance will not be a factor in his decision.

"No, not really," Miller said. "I can call my mom and dad whenever I want to."


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