At the end of the day, three-star forward Tory Miller was looking for a complete college experience. Colorado best fit his criteria.
On Saturday, the 6-foot-8 power forward from just outside of Kansas City who is prepping at New Hampton (N.H.) Prep made official his intention to play for Tad Boyle.
"It's done for Colorado," Miller's summer coach L.J. Goolsby of KC Run GMC told Rivals.com. "He wants it out there that he committed."
Turns out, there were a number of things working in the Buffs favor. Miller's summer teammate Dominique Collier, a four-star point guard, is ticketed for CU, helping to add comfort. The Buffs have playing time available and Miller felt comfortable with the campus and his future teammates.
Powerfully built with long arms and a 6-foot-8 frame, Miller will be physically ready to play in the Pac 12. He can be a rugged rebounder and explosive finisher around the rim capable of playing through contact.
Miller can also step out and make 12 to 15 foot jumpers with pretty good regularity. He has Rivals150 potential and ability and could move himself from up in the rankings with improved consistency during his prep school year.
To date, Miller and the previously mentioned Collier are the only members of Colorado's 2014 recruiting class.
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.