Down in the southeast corner of the state is where you almost always find talented young athletes, and Glynn Academy’s rising senior Jaiden Miller fits the bill. The quick corner put together an impressive highlight tape in 2019, and since about March he has seen colleges take an interest in his abilities to play at the collegiate level.
“Recruiting has gone great for me. It was slow, but the past 3 months it has increased a lot. I have 19 football offers and 2 track offers,” Miller said. Some of Miller’s most recent offers come from Alabama State, Bryant, Savannah State, Campbell, North Greenville, and Charleston Southern.
As we all know, the pandemic has created a good bit of havoc around the high school football calendar. Not only is spring practice a great time for college exposure, but also to improve on the field. For Miller, he has adapted, but also thankful for team workouts to be back the last few weeks.
“The pandemic has changed the workouts in a huge way, but it’s good to be back,” he said.
Miller is now 175 lbs. and believes that in the weight room he has made serious strides. “A big area I have improved from last season is in the weight room. I’m falling in love with it and I’m going for that extra rep. So the weight room is a big area that I’ve improved following last season.”
Miller believes that his biggest strength comes from his knowledge of the game, stating, “I know a lot about football, so I’m always 3 steps ahead of my opponent,” but also concedes his biggest weakness as well. “My biggest weakness is me being patient at the line. I say this because many times I wasn’t patient at the line and I would give the WR some space but very little.”
From our observations, Miller is a smart-quick cornerback who uses his body well jockeying for position with the receiver. He makes several key pass break-ups in the endzone. Miller’s ability to gauge a pass quickly is by far his best skill. He reads the trajectory of the pass, and makes calculated breaks on the football – in some cases even quicker than the receiver.
Miller has good speed making several chase down tackles on film. Overall, he’s a solid tackler in the open field; does a good job of wrapping up at the waist. Working on his leg drive through initial contact will lead to cleaner more efficient attempts. The 2021 recruit consistently hustles his tail off, and makes some really tough pass break ups over his shoulder where he rakes the football out of the receiver’s hands at the last second.
This fall will be Miller’s last year of high school football, so the senior listed down a few goals he wants to achieve.
“My goals this fall is to be the best defensive back in 6A and bring a state championship to Glynn County with my brothers.”
Glynn Academy will certainly be in the hunt for a state title this year with several key play-makers returning from last year’s squad. We wouldn’t be surprise to see Miller even get some additional reps on the offensive side of the ball to take advantage of his speed. Really, a lot can happen, especially with his recruitment continuing to heat up with college interest this summer, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Miller, and how the rest of his 2020 develops.
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