Jai Miller, a strong 6-4, 188 pound combo guard from Selma H.S. in Selma, Ala., has two schools atop his list as we enter the September evaluation period for basketball.
Miller, who is being recruited to play both football and basketball at the high Division I level, told Rivalshoops.com that Stanford and Alabama top his current list of six schools.
"I like Alabama, because their basketball staff has been the first program to start recruiting me pretty hard," Miller explained. "And Stanford offers so much both academically and athletically."
Miller plans to entertain the basketball staff from Alabama on Sept. 16, while the football staff from Stanford will be making a trip to Selma two days later on Sept. 18.
"The fact that Stanford has a guy playing two sports kind of helps them out also," Miller said. "I know that it's been proven there and that the coaches are willing to go through with it."
Miller is referring to current Cardinal two-sport standout Teyo Johnson, who competes in both football and basketball at the Pac 10 school.
"I've talked with the head football coach at Stanford and he said he's all for it," Miller continued. "I haven't talked to the head basketball coach at Stanford, but in talking with the assistants, they say he likes the idea."
Miller has pledged campus visits to both Alabama and Stanford, and said he's also likely to officially visit Auburn as well.
Louisiana State, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech round out his list of six, which remains unchanged from when we spoke with him at the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas this past July.
Selma just played its first football game of the regular season, so Miller has been knee deep in practices and his play book since competing with the Alabama Ice and at the adidas ABCD Camp in July.
Things got even more hectic on Saturday, as college football coaches were allowed to start phoning prospects per NCAA rules. Miller said he received several calls from football coaches, and is thinking about cutting his list even shorter in the next few weeks to make his life a little easier during the gridiron season.
Miller expects to take one or two official visits in October when there's some open dates on the football schedule, and acknowledged that he could take up to four official visits before reaching a decision.
"I don't really have a timetable for a decision because I have so much stuff going on right now," Miller said. "I haven't really had a chance to think about it really hard."
Last season on the hardwood, Miller averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals per contest for Selma.
In addition to his basketball pit stops in July, Miller attended football camp at Auburn in June.
Miller expects to sign a letter of intent during the football signing period in February, and we will keep you abreast on any new developments in his recruiting, so stay tuned.