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Marcus Miller has joined a burgeoning corps of defensive backs in the Carroll College Saints program.

The 5-foot-10, 160-pound cornerback committed to the Saints with a tweet on Saturday, saying in part, “Football has been a major part of my life since I’ve been able to walk. Ever since I first started playing, my No. 1 goal has always been to play in college.”

The Spokane Valley product is a Saint, and carries a solid resume. Miller was a two-year second team all-league player at University High School. He served as a team captain during his senior campaign, garnering a postseason accolade as the most inspirational on his team.

“I choose Carroll for a number of reasons,” Miller said. “Carroll’s football program has a long, winning tradition. When I went on my visit, I was able to hang with some of the guys and I tell that they’ve become a band of brothers and I want to be a part of it.

“I also like how academically strong Carroll is. I know that I will be ready for life after football with a degree from Carroll."

Miller ran track until his sophomore year of high school, opting to focus on football for the remainder of high school.

He also competed at The Opening Regionals in Seattle, according to his Hudl profile. The event has national notoriety as a football skills camp that seeks to find the best high school football players in the nation. While Miller didn’t earn a nod to the The Opening finals, having a chance to compete against some of the best athletes in the Northwest stands out.

His goals at Carroll include competing for a national championship and breaking the record for career interceptions.

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“Outside of football I want to complete my business degree on time in four years,” he said.

Miller said that when he arrives at Carroll, he wants to compete from Day One.

“Coming I just want to compete with the team as hard as I can,” he said. “I’m just excited to get going with the rest of the guys and get my first taste of college football.”

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