"UCLA coach (Gary) Bernardi called my high school coach," Miller said. "And he gave me the message. I called him back, then, and he told me he wanted me to come to UCLA. And then I got the offer in the mail a couple of days later."
"It's really either UCLA or USC," Miller said. "I like both because they're close. My family wants me to stay close. The only other school I think I'd consider would be Notre Dame, but they haven't offered."
When asked if he was leaning to either L.A. school over the other, Miller said: "Actually, it's dead even. I grew up probably more of a UCLA fan. Right now, though, it's tougher to judge UCLA because it's a new coaching staff. I really like (head) coach (Karl) Dorrell, and coach Bernardi. With USC, they have the tradition, and they're a program on the rise. I was probably leaning to USC for a while, but not now. It really is dead even."
Miller described the process he foresees before making his decision. "I'll probably go to each school a couple of times, talk to my parents and coaches, and then do what I feel is right. It will probably be during the early part of my season, before any official visits. I'll probably only officially visit the school that I choose."
Miller, who is a standout on both sides of the ball at defensive end and tight end, said that both UCLA and USC haven't projected what position he'll play in college. "Both schools said I could play either side of the ball," he said. "I probably prefer defensive end, but wouldn't mind playing tight end."
Miller is a good student, with a 3.2 GPA and an 1180 SAT.