Tennessee football took a big step forward with their 2022 recruiting class on Monday afternoon, with 4-star in-state receiver Cameron Miller announcing his commitment to the Volunteers.
Miller attends Memphis Academy of Health Sciences in—you guessed it—Memphis, Tennessee. His 247Sports recruiting profile lists him at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds. He’s currently ranked as the 355th player overall and the 52nd wide receiver in their composite rankings.
This recruitment started trending Tennessee’s way in the past couple of months. Josh Heupel and wide receivers coach Kodi Burns made Miller a priority for the 2022 wide receiver class, and Miller reciprocated the interest. Other teams involved included Alabama, Auburn, and Florida.
He finally made his way up to Knoxville in June. The first was an unofficial visit on the 10th, and the second was an official visit on the 25th. After that second visit, Miller’s commitment to Tennessee was a formality. He is now the second in-state player of the 2022 class.
The tape reveals a versatile athlete whose best football is ahead of him. Miller has more straight line speed than he does quickness. When the ball is snapped, Miller doesn’t have the immediate explosion off the line that fakes out a defensive back. However, he surprises people when he gets behind the defense and is still gaining steam. Plenty of his highlights show the defense taking what they think will be a good angle on Miller, only for him to simply outrun the defenders. He’s the stereotypical deep threat receiver at the next level.
He’s also got some makings of a possession receiver. Miller isn’t the tallest guy on the field, but he is physical when going for the ball. He’s also willing to lay out for all sorts of passes that some receivers give up on. Miller measures in around 6-foot-1, but he plays bigger than his height.
It’s still fair to call Miller a work in progress. He needs to do a lot of work with his initial moves at the line of scrimmage, which will help him cut down on wasted steps. It’ll also help him gain separation from the beginning, rather than having to rely on a pure foot race down the field.
Miller becomes the 11th commit of the 2022 Tennessee football recruiting class. His commitment brings the Volunteers to 37th in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings. Miller is the second blue chip of the class behind 4-star quarterback Tayven Jackson.