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HELENA — Helena Capital senior Matt Miller, the 2009 Montana Gatorade football player of the year and two-time Class AA offensive MVP, made a verbal commitment on Christmas to play football for Boise State.

The three-sport standout for the Bruins is expected to play wide receiver in the Broncos’ outstanding spread-offense scheme.

“I thought it would be a good fit for me. I was happy when I was down there and felt comfortable immediately,” the  6-foot-4, 215-pounder told the Independent Record. “They win a lot of games and I want to be a part of something like that.

“It feels like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders.”

Boise State was the first on a list of Division I FBS schools he visited, but a second visit with the Broncos strengthened his decision.

“I’m excited to be a Bronco,” he said. “It was a hard choice to tell coaches that I wasn’t going there. Especially Montana and Montana State.”

Miller caught 54 passes for 900 yards and six touchdowns and also rushed for 851 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He helped the Bruins to a AA state record 33 straight wins and a runner-up finish to Great Falls CMR. The Rustlers ended Capital’s bid for a fourth straight title on Nov. 21.

“I think he could’ve played anywhere in the nation, and Boise State’s one of the top programs in the nation,” Capital coach Pat Murphy said.

“We’ll see if he can play with the big boys.”

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