As we go over the top senior athletes that are uncommitted we can look down the road to Eugene where Paxton Miller (6-1 1/2 240 DL/OL Sr.) will be waying his options carefully. The Marist stand out lineman was the leader of an offensive and defensive line that saw the Spartans go (23-2) over the last two seasons, and win two conference titles. They fell short of their ultimate goal but Miller was one of the state’s best.
Paxton’s awards added up pretty quickly as he earned first team all league honors on both sides of the ball, to go along with 5a first team all state honors by NEI. Miller was also named 2nd team all state on both sides of the ball by the Oregonian.
The question now becomes what university will get the most athletic lineman that’s not committed at the 5A level in Oregon. Miller also plays basketball and is one of the better overall athletes you will see on the football field. He projects at the D2 level, but could move either way up or down depending on where he see’s himself playing.
Miller had 67 total tackles (6.1 per game) and 3 sacks during his 2011 campaign that saw him garner all of his accolades. He is one of the hardest workers you will ever meet, and his fundamentals separate him from most other lineman. ” I have had some really good coaching growing up so I feel very fortunate in that area”. Watching Paxton’s video you can tell that he listened at an early age, as you will rarely see him make any type of fundamental error.
You will most likely see Paxton somewhere on the defensive line, but do to his athleticism that are plenty of other options. ” I feel like I could also play Tight End because I have good hands and can run” , Miller says. He is one of those kids that colleges will love, because they can move him around and he gives them multiple options. Ask any college coach and they will tell you they want a guy that can play multiple spots. The more options that athlete gives the school the better.
Signing day is just around the corner and multiple schools are currently vying for his services. Some of the top D2’s in the country would be lucky to get a Paxton Miller type kid. He’s a student of the game and a quality person and we look forward to announcing which College lands Miller.
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