Montre Miller Commits toMississippi State, Bolstering Bulldogs' Secondary

Montre Miller, a transfer cornerback from West Virginia, has committed to Mississippi State University, addressing a critical position of need for the Bulldogs. Miller, a senior with one year of eligibility remaining, is expected to make an immediate impact on the team's secondary.

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Montre Miller Commits toMississippi State, Bolstering Bulldogs' Secondary

Montre Miller Commits toMississippi State, Bolstering Bulldogs' Secondary

Montre Miller, a transfer cornerback from West Virginia, has committed to Mississippi State University, providing a significant boost to the Bulldogs' secondary. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound senior announced his decision via social media on Friday, after entering the transfer portal on April 30.

Miller's commitment addresses a critical position of need for Mississippi State, as identified by first-year head coach Jeff Lebby following the team's spring game on April 20. Lebby specifically mentioned cornerback, defensive line, running back, and offensive line as areas the Bulldogs would target in the latest transfer portal cycle.

In explaining his decision to join the Bulldogs, Miller praised the coaching staff and their vision for his success. "I decided to commit to Mississippi State because I loved the coaching staff. I also love the plan they have in place for me to come in and succeed," Miller said. "The coaching staff welcomed me with open arms. I really loved the vision Coach Lebby and Coach Bell have for the team and myself this year as we move forward into the summer workouts."

Before his brief stint at West Virginia, where he played in only one game and recorded three tackles last season, Miller spent five years at Kent State. During his time with the Golden Flashes, he accumulated 115 tackles, six interceptions, 25 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and three tackles for loss across 41 games.

In his last full season at Kent State in 2022, Miller earned an overall defensive grade of 78.6, an overall tackling grade of 46.4, and an overall coverage grade of 81.1, according to Pro Football Focus. His strong track record suggests he has the potential to be a lockdown corner, which is precisely what Mississippi State needs.

Miller, a native of Blythewood, South Carolina, plans to enroll at Mississippi State at the end of May and will have one year of eligibility remaining. He is expected to make an immediate impact on the Bulldogs' secondary, with his ability to excel in both man and zone coverage.

Coach Corey Bell, known for his talent development and helping players reach the next level, is expected to play a significant role in Miller's growth. "Everything is going very well with me and Coach Bell. We discussed mainly where he sees me fitting in the secondary. We also discussed how he can help advance my game from a technical standpoint," Miller said.

Miller's commitment comes on the heels of several other notable additions for the Bulldogs through the transfer portal. Mississippi State has also recently added Davon Booth, a running back from Utah State, and Anthony Johnson, a defensive lineman from Illinois. Although the team has not yet secured an offensive lineman in this cycle, they signed four in the winter transfer window.

As Mississippi State prepares to open the 2024-25 season against Eastern Kentucky on August 31 at Davis Wade Stadium, the addition of Montre Miller to the secondary provides a significant boost to the Bulldogs' defense. With his experience, skill set, and the guidance of Coach Bell, Miller is poised to make a substantial impact in his final year of college football.