Bixby's Chandler Miller 'the ultimate program kid', his coach says

SUPER 30 — Chandler Miller's coaches told him he had the skills to be a good offensive lineman and should think about gaining weight. Two years and nearly 100 pounds later, the Bixby offensive lineman is committed to Tulsa and has received interest from several big-time programs.
by Trent Shadid Published: July 7, 2013

— As a sophomore, Chandler Miller didn't exactly fit the profile of a coveted offensive-line prospect.

Two years, three inches and nearly 100 pounds later, the Bixby standout sits at No. 21 on The Oklahoman's class of 2014 Super 30 list.

“Going into his sophomore year, Chandler was 6-foot and 196 pounds,” Bixby coach Loren Montgomery said. “We told him then that we thought he had the skills to be a good offensive lineman and he needed to think about gaining weight. He just started to get eaten up with it from that point on. He's a really good story — the ultimate program kid.”

Going into his senior season, Miller now checks in at 6-foot-3, 290 pounds. He has received interest from several big-time programs — including Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Texas Tech.

But Miller, who committed to Tulsa in June, plans to remain firm in his commitment to the Golden Hurricane.

“I felt great about (Tulsa) after I visited,” Miller said. “I've been to some other places, toured other facilities and I just really felt that it was the place for me. I love that I'll be playing close to home. All my family members will be able to come to games and I'll still get to see them frequently, so that's nice.”

Miller not only excels on the football field, but also in the classroom. He boasts a 4.2 GPA and a scholarship offer from Harvard.


by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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No. 21: Chandler Miller

School: Bixby

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 290

Position: Offensive line

Committed to: Tulsa

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