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West Mesquite teammates talk junior day

2/23/2012

Kameron Miles (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) has nine offers so far, and he’s hoping two big ones are on the way.

Miles’ coaches at West Mesquite have spoken with Alabama recently and are expecting an offer to come soon.

“When they started calling, I got excited,” he said. “It’s a very competitive school playing in the best conference.”

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety picked up a new offer Tuesday from Stanford. Miles now holds three offers from Pac-12 schools, and though Palo Alto is far away he’s open to seeing what the Cardinal have to offer.

“That was a big one to me, and I have some interest in Stanford,” he said. “I like the football program and they’re a good academic school.”

Miles is planning to attend Texas’ junior day on Saturday. He has kept in touch with UT recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers but doesn’t know where he stands when it comes to an offer from the Longhorns.

“I’m just looking forward to going down there and checking out the campus,” Miles said. “I’m planning on getting [an offer], but if I don’t get one it might come later in the spring.”

After visiting Texas, Miles will visit TCU on Sunday after recently getting an invite from Horned Frogs co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns.

Along with TCU and Stanford, Miles holds offers from Texas Tech, Ole Miss, UCLA, Oregon State, Connecticut, Virginia and Northwestern.

“I’m trying to keep my head on straight right now,” he said. “I’m not where I want to be yet.”

West Mesquite teammate Eldridge Massington will join Miles on the trip to Austin this weekend.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver holds offers from Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Baylor, Oregon State and TCU so far, and he’s hoping to get one from Oklahoma State in the near future.

“I’m open to everybody,” Massington said. “They’re all even right now.”

Like Miles, Massington is primarily looking for a program that can offer early playing time and strong academics. He’s excited to take in Texas on Saturday and figure out where he stands with Longhorn coaches.

“They’ve said they like me a lot,” he said. “When I go down there, I’m hoping I get an offer.”

Massington attended Oklahoma’s junior day earlier this spring and was disappointed he went home without an offer, but it seems he’s starting to earn the attention of several other big-name schools. He said he has recently heard from coaches at USC, LSU and Cal.

Two other West Mesquite juniors also picked up offers on Tuesday: Cornerback Will Earley received one from Ole Miss, and defensive end Dimarya Mixon got one from Arizona State.