The 2022 Texas football recruiting class would do well to get off and running at the running back position with one of their initial commits.
There are a ton of emerging options for the 2022 Texas football recruiting class to look into at running back since the 2021 class might not be as strong at the position as it was in 2020. In the 2020 recruiting class, Texas signed the top ranked running back prospect in the nation with five-star Salpointe Catholic product and Arizona native Bijan Robinson.
Some top targets for the Longhorns in the 2022 class at the running back position includes IMG Academy’s Kaytron Allen, Klein Cain’s Jaydon Blue, and Burges’ Tavorus Jones. But there could be a new name emerging in the search for head coach Tom Herman and running backs coach Stan Drayton to find their next answer at the position with a prospect they have yet to send a scholarship offer to.
One 2022 high school prospect that is definitely worth looking into and possibly offering for this Texas coaching staff is four-star Tyler Lee running back Jamarion Miller. As of the evening of July 25, Miller holds just five schools on his offer sheet, most notably including the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Arkansas Razorbacks. The other two schools he’s received an offer from includes the SMU Mustangs and UTSA Roadrunners.
In a recent 247Sports report (paid content), Miller mentioned that the two schools that he’s in contact with most often are Oklahoma State and Nebraska. Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and SMU were the first three schools to offer him last fall (in that order).
But in that same report from 247Sports, Miller did mention that the main school he watched growing up was Texas. That could give insight into what Herman and his coaching staff could do if they were to prioritize pursuing Miller and at least send him an offer.
What Miller would bring to the table for the Longhorns is electric speed and great ability in the open field to make opposing defenders miss. He ran a timed 100-meter dash in just over 11 seconds (per 247Sports recruiting profile).
Miller ranks as the nation’s No. 162 2022 high school prospect, No. 15 running back, and 25 prospect out of Texas in the Top247. The Tyler, TX, native stands at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds and is a track sprinter in high school.
Texas has offered eight running back prospects for their 2022 class thus far. Miller would be a great addition to that list of prospects that received offers so far, and he is a talented in-state product that would add valuable depth at the running back position in the 2022 class.