The Mountain West Conference won't have the Utah State Aggies as a new entrant to the league until 2013; but, already one of their conference foes has beaten them to the punch … twice.
After receiving a verbal commitment from wide receiver Marcus Kemp less than a week ago (see related articles), the University of Hawaii Warriors have another commit from the state of Utah with linebacker Drake Miller accepting an offer orally this past weekend. A tweet from Brandon Huffman of Scout.com stated: "South Jordan (Utah) Bingham linebacker Drake Miller has committed to Hawaii..." and then, "Miller is the second Utah native to commit to the Warriors in the last week. He was excellent on the 7on7 circuit for Utah this spring..."
Another Wasatch Warrior
Miller is a 6'2" 210 pounder who is considered an interior linebacker and plays for the Miners of Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. The Miners are 8-2 with only two losses by a combined five points against other Top 10 teams in Utah. Bingham is currently ranked seventh in the state and is fourth in Utah's top 5A Division. South Jordan is in the southern portion of the Salt Lake Valley with the Wasatch Mountains to the east.
Kemp and Miller are both from Utah and were recruited by the Utah State Aggies who will be joining the Mountain West Conference next season. By the way, Miller was recruited by Utah plus Kemp was watched closely by Chow when he was at Utah last year. And just like Kemp, Miller's recruiter was Warriors defensive line coach Lewis Powell.
Miller was excited about his own prospects saying: "The opportunity to play early on, the coaching staff, the location and the education the school provides." (Source - Scout.com) Yeah, that location thing gets a lot of kids. An excellent tackler, Miller seems quick enough so he will likely play outside linebacker.
This now officially gives the Warriors five commitments for the 2013 season. Along with Miller and Kemp, those that have verbally committed are offensive lineman John Wa'a, quarterback Aaron Zwahlen and JC transfer defensive end Charlie Tua'au.
Sources - University of Hawaii, YouTube
Through thick and thin, Daryle has been a huge fan of college football as well as Hawaii, visiting there as a second home for over 40 years. Go 'Bows!
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