March 26, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head football coach Joe Glenn announced Wednesday the signing of a 23rd student-athlete to the 2003 UW football recruiting class. The most recent addition to the Cowboy Football program is Spencer Miller of Hampton, Ga., who has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wyoming.
Spencer Miller is a 6-3, 243-pound tight end prospect. He played his high school football at Griffin High School in Griffin, Ga., where he was a quarterback and defensive end. An outstanding all-around athlete in high school, he earned All-Conference honors as a defensive end as a junior, and was an All-Area selection his senior season, playing quarterback. Miller's junior year, he recorded 65 solo tackles and 48 assists for a total of 113 tackles. Included in those 113 total tackles were 10 quarterback sacks. His senior season he played primarily at quarterback, seeing only limited time on defense. Miller threw for 927 yards and rushed for another 430 yards for 1,357 yards of total offense. He was also responsible for 20 combined touchdowns passing and rushing. In his limited time on defense as a senior, he was credited with three quarterback sacks and three tackles for losses. Miller was five times named his team's player of the week during his junior and senior seasons. An outstanding all-around athlete, he also competes in soccer and throws the discus and shot put in track and field. Miller participated in basketball through his junior year. The Wyoming coaching staff projects him as a tight-end prospect with his size and overall athletic ability. Miller was coached in high school by Steve Devoursney.
The son of Stephanie and Spencer Miller, he was also recruited by Georgia Tech.
"Spencer (Miller) is a very athletic young man with good speed and toughness," said UW head football coach Joe Glenn. "We really like his size and ruggedness. When we evaluated him on tape, he displayed a variety of skills as a defensive end and as a quarterback. His size, combined with his athleticsm, are what we like to see in our tight ends. He has huge hands, and he showed on tape that he could be a very effective runner when he had to pull the ball down and scramble as a quarterback. We're excited that he's decided to be a Cowboy."
With the signing of Miller, Wyoming has now signed 23 student-athletes to national letters of intent -- 22 high school players and one junior college transfer. The original 18 signings were announced on Feb. 5, 2003, the first day student-athletes could sign national letters of intent. The national signing period runs through April 1, 2003.