Miller played at Monongah High with Kerry Marbury where he lettered twice in football. After his freshman year at WVU, Milller, according to coach Bowden, was thought to definitely start on special teams. He was also thought to be in the running for a defensive corner post. As a sophomore, he played in all but one game starting three times. The following spring he caught the ball much better and was the leading tackler on kickoffs. In the final Blue-Gold Game that spring, he recovered a fumble following a reception to set up his team’s second touchdown. He also blocked a field goal attempt in that game.

His junior year, Miller started all but one game and was the fifth-leading tackler on the team with 131. He also had two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and one blocked punt. Miller was considered to be capable of coming up with big plays, as he did in the game against Virginia Tech. As a perfect end to a picture-perfect goal line stand, Miller diagnosed a VT pitch out on the fourth-down play and nailed the runner for a loss to give WVU the ball just yards short of the goal. Going into his senior year he was listed to start at right cornerback.

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