Maurice Miller could not be any happier with where his recruitment stands at this time. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound point guard from Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, Tenn., is receiving interest from as many as 13 high major basketball programs, with more becoming interested in a weekly basis. Miller, the No. 82 ranked player in the class of 2007, has already taken two unofficial visits and plans to take several more next month.
"Right now, Georgia Tech, LSU, Memphis, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Clemson, Illinois, Michigan and Penn State are recruiting me pretty hard," said Miller. "All of the schools in the south are recruiting me hard. A lot of other schools are interested in me, but the schools down south are probably recruiting me the hardest.
"I have taken unofficial visits to Memphis and Ole Miss," he added. "I have decided to take unofficial visits to Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt next month. Those are the only unofficial visits that I have planned at this time. I do know that I plan to use all five official visits. I don't know what schools I am going to visit, but I do know that I will take all five trips."
It should come as no surprise that so many high-major programs are showing so much interest in Miller, the four-star prospect. Raleigh-Egypt is off to an extremely hot start, and much of that has to do because of Miller.
"We're off to a 22-1 start," said Miller. "Our only loss of the year came to a school from Alabama at the very beginning of the year. It was a tough loss, but we are really coming together as a team and playing great. I don't know how many points and assists I am averaging, but I do know that I am playing great.
"This is an exciting time for our basketball team," he added. "We are doing well as a team and have a lot of great fans."
Maurice Miller Scouting Report: A very physical lead guard, Miller has a good feel for what it takes to lead a team to victory. Able to defend penetration and then get into the lane himself, Miller excels at distributing the basketball. More of a midrange scorer, Miller needs to extend his shooting range. - Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com