The Smokey Chomp


Miller Likes The Vols

Corey Miller, a defensive end from Byrnes, South Carolina, came off a second a straight state title championship game. The Byrnes defense stopped practically every offense they saw in their tracks, but what else would you expect when you have two of the top 50 players in the country on your defensive line?

While many would be ecstatic with two state titles already, Miller is already eying a third.

“We have the talent and coaching to do anything we work hard to do. so I definitely think we can (win another state championship).”

Miller plays opposite of Brandon Willis, and the two form a duo that instills fear into the eyes of opposing quarterbacks.

“It’s great (to play alongside Willis) because you know that you have an athlete, like myself, who is a great playmaker. It betters the chance for our defense to succeed.”

Perhaps the only player who Miller couldn’t stop, was his own teammate- runningback Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore is considered by many to be the top running back in the country and is ranked #4 in the Rivals 100.

“Man, it’s crazy. He is a monster. It’s straight up head first competition with him day in and day out.”

Corey Miller has become popular among college football recruiters.

Corey Miller has become popular among college football recruiters.

Miller, who currently claims 22 offers, also says he isn’t sure whether the “Byrnes Big Three” will attend the same college. 

What colleges stick out to Miller?

“I don’t really have a top school, but I’m really looking at FSU, Cal, Tennessee, and UNC at this point.”

What kind of interest does Miller have in Tennessee?

“I have a lot of interest in Tennessee. Their program has made a major rise. It’s really exciting up there now.”

Miller plans to visit Tennessee on June 1st, California on June 12-15 and Florida State  on July 18th.

What is Miller looking for in a college?

“Just a place where I feel right at home and I’m comfortable at.”

When does Miller plan on making his decision?

“Hopefully sometime during my season.”

Miller is currently 6’4 1/2 237 pounds and says he’d prefer to play defensive end in college, but some schools are giving him a look at tight end. He also believes his best attribute is his ability to get after the quarterback.

He is being recruited by Tennessee recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. He claims that he doesn’t feel any pressure to stay in state, and that distance won’t be a factor in his final decision.