Tennessee stayed hot on the recruiting trail this week as the Vols added another major prospect to their crop of 2022 talent. Josh Heupel and his staff picked up the commitment of wide receiver Cameron Miller and in doing so kept one of the top 15 players in Tennessee in his home state for college.
By Steve Wright
Miller – who stands at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds – is out of Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (Memphis, TN) High School (MAHS) and he is ranked as the No. 355 player in the nation, the No. 52 wide receiver, and the No. 14 player in the class from Tennessee per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
He is a 4-star receiver who chose to sign with the Vols over a remaining set of finalists that included Alabama, Oregon, Memphis, and Auburn. With no 2020 tape to look at – MAHS chose to play basketball instead of football due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – Miller will likely be even higher on the recruiting boards when rankings are updated throughout his senior season.
As a sophomore he rushed for over 650 yards and nine scores, while also catching 21 passes for 361 yards and three more touchdowns. Miller is a player that will only develop more over the next few years. He isn’t the ball of fast-twitch agility that some receivers are, but he has a long and leggy stride that takes him away from chasers when he hits top gear. He is also incredibly physical for a wide receiver prospect given that he spent so much time at running back. This means he is very difficult to bring down in the open field – especially by cornerbacks – as he is able to use his balance and vision to bounce off like a pinball and keep going up the field to make shorter throws into long gains.