Score one for new Kentucky assistant Tracy Webster. The Wildcats landed four-star wing Darius Miller on Friday morning.
Miller, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound wing from Mason County (Ky.) decided it was time to end the long process, according to his father Brian.
"I think he just got tired of it and he wanted to stay in state. It came down to Kentucky and Louisville and he liked what Kentucky had to offer and felt comfortable with their staff," Miller said. "He decided it was time to verbally commit to them."
Webster was reportedly hired by the SEC school on Wednesday after three years at Illinois. Less than 48 hours, Miller opted for the Wildcats.
"I think it had a good factor," Miller said. "Coach Webster recruited him hard to Illinois and when he went to Kentucky, (Darius) felt good with that situation. (Webster) recruited him really hard. I think that was a factor in it."
Miller joins five-star guard DeAndre Liggins in Kentucky's 2008 recruiting class. Liggins, a Chicago native, is spending the season in Las Vegas at Findlay Prep before enrolling in Lexington. The two form a big, athletic and versatile 1-2 punch in the backcourt. Mr. Miller said the Wildcats said they plan on utilizing his son in a number of ways.
"They said they plan on using him as a big wing that can fit in the flow of their offense, that wide open style," Miller said. "He can get up and down the floor and do some things with them."