Posted On: 05/22/20 9:19 AM
As COVID-19 put a stop to any spring travel season, there were many questions as to how prospects’ recruitment would be handled. Over the past month or so, there have been a group of local 2021 prospects who have seen no lapse in offers as college coaches are relying heavily on film from the past high school season. Bishop Walsh 2021 point guard Jalen MillerJalenMiller6'2" | PGBishop Walsh | 2021State#170NationMD is one who has seen an uptick in attention from a number of schools.
Alongside a talented roster with Division I commits, Miller ran the show as the lead guard and helped Bishop Walsh to a 20-12 overall record and logging solid performances against marquee teams that made up their national schedule. His IQ, quick first step and ability to create plays for both himself and others caused Division I programs to get involved.
Miller holds offers from Bryant, Central Arkansas, Elon, Lehigh, Loyola (MD), Stony Brook and Towson. The 6-foot-3 guard told Prep Hoops others such as Air Force, Brown, Colgate, Duquesne, Holy Cross, James Madison, Rutgers, UPenn and William & Mary have been programs reaching out to him the most that have yet to offer.
Miller doesn’t have a timeline as to when he plans to make his college decision. He would prefer having the chance to visit campuses beforehand but is ultimately just looking for the right situation.
“I want to focus on building that relationship with the coaching staff,” Miller said. “All of the schools who have offered me have done a good job at establishing that. I also am keeping an eye on each school’s recruiting class and how I would fit in. No matter where I go I’m going to work hard and compete, but I want to be at the best place for me to grow. The academics, how campus is, where I fit in on the team and what the plan is for me and my growth are all things I’m keeping in mind.”
The schools involved with Miller are intrigued because of the steady improvements he has made since entering high school. He has all the characteristics to be a player that can come in and impact a program right away both with his play and leadership.
Going into his senior season, Miller has used this down time to focus on his overall athleticism. He’s involved with different workout programs and tells me he already notices a difference in his body.
Considering that Miller has further developed portions of his game each season, I expect his game to take another step in the right direction for 2020-21. His recruitment will continue to grow as point guard such as himself are valued in today’s game.