Diamond Ranch safety down to two schools

Diamond Ranch High School safety Shelton Miles has narrowed his potential college choices to UTEP and Idaho.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior has taken recruiting trips to each campus but says he likely won’t make a decision until Feb. 6, National Signing Day.

“It’s pretty much split right down the middle right now,” Miles said. “I love both programs but I haven’t made up my mind.”

The hard-hitting safety, who runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, made 74 tackles his senior season for a Panther team that finished 2-8 (Diamond Ranch was forced to forfeit five games when it was discovered a player’s transfer paper work wasn’t completed).

He also rushed for 356 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, but he may have done his best work offensively at fullback where his hitting prowess was on display nearly every play.