Report: Veteran Auburn RB not returning for 2020
A veteran Auburn running back is reportedly not returning for his final season of eligibility.
Tom Green of AL.com reports that Malik Miller will not play a redshirt senior season at Auburn. Out of Madison Academy, Miller appeared in 34 games for the Tigers over the last four seasons. He logged 81 carries for 314 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns along with 20 catches for 217 yards and a TD. In 2017, he scored a touchdown on a blocked punt return. Miller received a medical redshirt for his freshman season after appearing in three games.
Miller signed in Auburn’s 2016 recruiting class as a 3-star recruit. He also had 6 other scholarship offers including Alabama, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Current Tennessee assistant Jay Graham was recruiting Miller to Florida State while current Florida assistant Billy Gonzales was recruiting him to Mississippi State.
Green’s report notes that without Miller the Tigers are looking at 85 scholarship players on the 2020 roster, the NCAA limit. The article also notes it is currently unknown if Miller is seeking a graduate transfer opportunity but he is not currently in the NCAA transfer portal.
Without Miller, Auburn’s scholarship running backs options for 2020 are Shaun Shivers, Harold Joiner, D.J. Williams, Mark-Antony Richards and Tank Bigsby. Miller’s decision was first reported as a 247Sports VIP story.