The Texas Longhorns looked to add a second running back to the 2022 class and found their man as four-star running back Jamarion Miller made his commitment to the Horns, he announced on Monday evening.
I’m blessed to announce that I've decided to start my new journey at the University of Texas at Austin. I want to give a big thanks to my parents, coaches, and the staff at UT for all the hardwork and dedication they’ve invested into this. #Hookem pic.twitter.com/oWvLUn1Ork— Jamarion Miller (@JamarionMiller1) June 28, 2021
The 5’10, 195-pound running back from Tyler Legacy made his official visit to Texas on the final weekend before the July dead period, with the trip putting the Longhorns over the top.
Miller held offers from 27 schools, but made just three official visits during the busy month of June, first making his way to the Texas A&M Aggies and then the Florida Gators before closing out the month in Austin.
Miller has been a contributor for the Red Raiders since his freshman year, emerging as an absolute workhorse in his sophomore and junior years. Over the last two seasons, he's racked up 2,662 yards and 30 touchdowns on 306 carries — in addition to 475 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver.
247Sports’ Gabe Brooks detailed what the Longhorns are getting in Miller:
Plays stronger than listed size suggests. Possesses adequate height with limited frame. Built like a ball of muscle with compact, concentrated center of gravity. Runs with good pad level and consistently finishes runs. Finds nooks and crannies in traffic to gain extra yards. Strong enough to run through arm tackles. Vision is a plus. Quick feet in the hole to make the first man miss. Dangerous stretch option as a one-cut back with big-play top-end speed. Owns legitimate home run-hitting speed in the open field. Speed verified in a track environment thanks to terrific 10.71 100 as a junior. Field speed reflects the data. Very good production and has improved every year through junior season, which featured an excellent 9.82 yards per carry and easily the highest receiving production to date. Has shown encouraging pass-catching ability, at times lining up as an outside receiver in certain packages. While agility is above average, gears down sometimes when redirecting. Very good between-the-tackles hole-puncher and cutback runner, but does limited frame change that at the next level? Great combination of running hard and running fast.
The four-star back ranks No. 172 in the nation, sitting as the No. 14 running back and No. 31 player in the state of Texas, giving Texas yet another offensive threat ranked in the top 200 players in the country. He joins fellow running back Jaydon Blue, as well as quarterback Maalik Murphy and wide receiver Armani Winfield in an offensive group littered with elite talent.
His commitment is No. 12 for the 2022 class, moving Texas up to No. 6 in the country and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings