John Tyler’s Damion Miller Offered By Texas A&M
Sunday's recruiting camp at Texas A&M yielded two offers for East Texas receivers, including John Tyler 2017 standout Damion Miller, who added the Aggies to his growing list of suitors.
Miller confirmed the A&M offer, his sixth overall, via Twitter on Sunday evening. The Aggies join Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, and Texas Tech as programs in on the Lions' prospect.
Earlier in the day, Frankston 2016 receiver Kendrick Rogers received an offer from Texas A&M.
Miller (6-2, 205) possesses a good combination of size and speed, which has been on full display since his breakout sophomore season in 2014. He emerged late in the John Tyler campaign, and finished with 26 catches for 614 yards (23.6 yards per reception) with a team-best eight touchdowns.
During the offseason, Miller has traveled to a handful of camps and combines, including the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine in Tyler on May 10.
Miller posted top 10 finishes among all 113 invited athletes in the 40-yard dash, broad jump and max vertical testing events. He was second among all prospects with a max vertical jump of 11 feet and two inches.
He also posted a laser-timed 4.58 second 40-yard dash time for ninth place and tied for 10th in the broad jump with a 115-inch leap. Miller reportedly recorded a 4.4-second 40 at Sunday's A&M camp.
Texas A&M has been no stranger to East Texas, especially in recent years. This past February, the Aggies signed five players from the region -- Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack, Lufkin offensive lineman Erik McCoy, Whitehouse defensive back Justin Dunning, Sulphur Springs defensive back Larry Pryor, and Newton defensive back Roney Elam.
The Aggies also have commitments from three area natives in the 2016 class -- Mineola offensive linemen Austin and Riley Anderson, and Athens cornerback Travon Fuller.
Since moving to the SEC prior to the 2012 season, Texas A&M has sported a 28-11 record and gone 3-0 in bowl games. The Aggies, coached by Kevin Sumlin, have won four consecutive bowls for the first time in program history.
Miller is one of a few offensive impact performers returning to John Tyler in 2015. He'll be joined by fellow receiver Duntayviun Gross (three-year starter) and Bryson Smith, a who is expected to take over quarterbacking duties this fall after playing receiver a year ago.
John Tyler, which competed in its third state semifinal in the previous four years in 2014, begins its new season on Aug. 28 at Plano.
2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Lagaryonn Carson, DE, Liberty-Eylau, 6-4, 261 — offers from Alabama, Baylor, North Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M (7)
- Trestan Ebner, WR/S, Henderson, 5-11, 180 – offer from Kansas (1)
- Montrell Estell, WR/S, Hooks, 6-2, 180 — offers from Kansas, Texas Tech (2)
- Octavius Evans, WR, Center, 6-1, 186 — offers from Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech (2)
- Damion Miller, WR, John Tyler, 6-2, 205 — offers from Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (6)
- Major Tennison, TE, Bullard, 6-4, 220 — offer from Texas Tech (1)