OUTSTANDING LINEMAN: Bixby’s Chandler Miller, number 77, is Oklahoma’s top high school offense lineman. He has many offers from colleges, including Oklahoma and other powers.
Bixby High School junior and starting right tackle Chandler Miller was a top performer earning Offensive Line Honorable Mention at the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 5.
Miller, who was tested on his 40-yard dash, vertical jump, shuttle run and other combine categories, was undefeated in his one-on-one drills. The U.S. Army All-American Combine is held in the Alamodome in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Notable past participants include Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Patrick Peterson, DeSean Jackson, and Michael Oher.
“Being in the Alamodome surrounded by the nation’s top talent was humbling and motivating,” Miller says. “In order to improve and be the best you can be you need to compete with the best. It pushes you to be better and inspires you to be stronger. I was pleased with my one-on-one performance but left knowing that there’s always something I can work on to make myself better.”
In addition to the U.S. Army Combine, the 6’3”, 270-pound, 16-year-old was also invited to the Proving Ground Combine in Los Angeles, Calif. Both events are invite-only events geared to showcase America’s top underclassman football prospects.
Miller, who has heard from over 20 Division 1 football programs, expects school visits next week from Oklahoma, Iowa State and Wyoming. He was a five-time offensive line MVP in his 2012 season as well as earning 2012 Player of the Game and the 2012 ‘Biggest Hit’ Award. Rivals.com ranked Miller among the Top 25 prospects in the state of Oklahoma and number one offensive line prospect.
According to Bixby High School varsity coach Loren Montgomery, Miller has what it takes to play at the next level.
“Chandler is one of the most coachable kids I’ve ever been around,” Montgomery says. “He does whatever it takes to make himself better. He’s got good hands, a wide base, great pass-protection and is under control when making the block. He does everything right from lifting in the off-season to earning top-grades in the classroom. He is a student of the game – always eager to learn. I’m anxious to see what the future holds for Chandler.”
As for Miller, he’s taking it one day at a time.
“There’s no such thing as an off-season when you want to play at the next level,” Miller says. “It’s time to hit the gym, review film and get ready for next season. “