Highland Springs High School standout Jarrell Miller did not make it to UVa’s win over Florida State, but he did watch the game on television. The 6-3, 235-pound linebacker, rated a 4-star recruit the #4 overall recruit in the state, gave his thoughts on UVa’s win and names four schools he will officially visit.
“It got me hyped,” Miller said of the UVa win. “I remember talking to Marques Hagans before, and he told me he really wanted to beat Florida State. It was a big win.”
Primary recruiter Mike Groh was quick to get in touch with Miller, who is one of the top linebackers in the country. UVa is recruiting Miller to play inside linebacker.
“Actually, I just got off the phone with Mike Groh,” Miller said on Sunday night. “We had a good time talking. He was telling me a little bit about how I’d fit into the program. He was also telling me about this poem he’s sending me (laughs). Then I got to talk to the big man Al Groh and Al Golden.”
Last weekend, Miller made his first official visit when he traveled to the University of Tennessee. Tennessee had come on strong before the visit and the experience only strengthened its position.
“I really, really enjoyed the entire official visit,” Miller said. He has developed a close relationship with primary recruiter Larry Slade. “I enjoyed every second of it. I got a chance to talk to the Dean of my major (Business). He told me a lot about it and it sounded good.”
There isn’t clear favorite here, as Miller said “I like all the schools still in it.”
Which other visits will he take?
“I’m going to Virginia Tech (on November 4th), to UVa (on November 11th) and UNC,” Miller said. “I’m going to UNC sometime in December. I’m still open on my last visit. It’s real tough. I’ve gone back and forth between Maryland and Florida. I like both schools. I wanted to take one to Florida, but I’ve gotten to know Maryland’s coaches really well, too.”
Expect Miller to announce his collegiate decision at the Army All-American Bowl, to which he was selected recently. The Army reps will be at Highland Springs in November to officially welcome him to the team.
Miller has continued where he left off at the end of last season and is playing middle linebacker at a high level.
“I’m very confident in playing linebacker now,” Miller said. “I still...
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