MillerSafrit:: Hey guys
MillerSafrit:: just got out of the press conference
MillerSafrit: Jarrell Miller is joining us
hssports10: Miller: lite or heavy afternoon practice?
MillerSafrit: [Jarrell Miller] Loves it down here in Texas and San Antonio, getting to eat, practice, and loves the weather.
MillerSafrit: [Jarrell Miller] going to Hard Rock Cafe, and wants to see San Antonio
AndrewBone: Pressure from the in-state schools to stay home to play college football?
MillerSafrit: [Jarrell Miller] he is going to decide Friday when his dad and his coach is here
MillerSafrit:[Jarrell Miller] definitely, Coach Groh said that if he wants to do something big, he should do it instate.
bamalawdawg: since he's a guy who is or was considering UT, what does he think of the state of their program, that have had a successful decade but a terrible 2005 and appear to be doing poorly recruiting for 2006
MillerSafrit: [Jarrell Miller] the Virginia Tech coaching staff, knowing them so well, he has that pressure.
MillerSafrit: [Jarrell Miller] it doesn't affect them, everybody has a down year it just matters how you respond to it, and if you go to TENN he can be an impact and go in there and play early.
AndrewBone: Who is the best player you have gone up against this week?
MillerSafrit: Jarrell has left
MillerSafrit: ok, AJ Wallace Joins us
MillerSafrit: [Wallace] Been exciting, meeting all the top athletes in the nation has been good
scgrad97: AJ, coming to USC?
MillerSafrit: [Wallace] Basically the opportunity, wanted to look deep into those schools, but more opportunities to play offense and defense.
AndrewBone: Your thoughts of the Ohio State game?
MillerSafrit:[Wallace] It was good, I was watching my boy Ted in my room with Akeem (Hebron). The Georgia game was on next. I thought Georgia was going to come back.
AndrewBone: your thoughts of the Florida State-Penn State game?
MillerSafrit:[Wallace] I'm close to deciding, I should be done by Thursday or Friday. I brought three hats, including Nebraska, but with all the running backs that they had, I didn't think I was going to get that much playing time.
MillerSafrit: [Wallace] I think it is going to be a great game, and look forward to watching (FSU-PSU)
MillerSafrit: That is all from AJ
MillerSafrit: Brandon Spikes joins us next
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] this game is going to get you prepared for the next level, with linemen running fast, everybody with blazing speed, but this is the one place I want to be, right with these guys here
bamalawdawg: for Brandon - did you get to watch the Alabama, Florida, or Virginia Tech games?
tngatr: Brandon, what linebacker position do you plan on playing at Florida, I mean in college?
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] I didn't get to watch none of them, all three of them were during practice.
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] I got to watch Notre Dame and Georgia, those were good games.
AndrewBone: In the video interview...you gave a lot of props to UF...are they considered the team to beat for your signature?
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] I think that after this is over and get faster, I think I can get faster and play all three of them. Whenever I get a nutrition program I'll probably be a mike or sam
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] I'll see Saturday, right now everybody is pretty much the same... the decision is going to be based on the people. I want to know that people are going to be on me and make sure I get my degree.
bamalawdawg: Brandon, I've seen some of your tape and you remind me of Alabama All-American Demeco Ryans - is he a player who you try to emulate?
tngatr: Is Carl Johnson working on you hard to join him in Gainesville?
AndrewBone: Compare the 3 linebacker coaches at those three schools...your comfort level
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] In my heart, I think I do... the decision is going to be the best decision for me and my family. I already told my mom and she supports me.
bamalawdawg: have the depth charts or 2006 commits had an impact on your decision?
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] Takeo Spikes, Dick Butkus, Ray, all those great linebackers that hit you and get to the ball...
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] At VT, the LB coach is the DC, Coach at Florida is known for his defense, and I can relate to the coach at Alabama... all three of them are great coaches.
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] That's my roommate (Carl Johnson)... Every morning "Think Gators, Think Gators", every night, Fayson, Harvin, everybody is recruiting.
MillerSafrit: [Spikes] Micah Johnson, I said he needs to be a host because he's going to be a great recruiter. He keeps working me hard to get up to UK. Guys from Ohio State, Notre Dame, everybody.
MillerSafrit: next we have Ian Symonette and he will be our last guest of the day then we have a Q&A session with our scouts.
MillerSafrit: [Ian] It's been good with the guys, but with the coaches they are showing you how to use your technique more. All these guys are good and it all comes down to how you use your technique and the way you work.
cecilia81: were u impressed with lsu's defeat of miami?
MillerSafrit:[Ian] The trips were great, it was a first time experience, because I had never heard about recruiting or anything. A lot of people say they get mad at it, but it is new and I enjoy it.
tngatr: What are your thoughts on playing with a QB like Tebow. Is Tebow working you hard to come to Gainesville?
MillerSafrit: [Ian] It doesn't really affect me. Sometime teams have good days, and LSU had a really good day, and sometimes teams have bad games, and Miami had a bad game.
MillerSafrit:[Ian] I watch the offensive line and see how the programs work with the offensive line
neweraO2: Will the coaching changes at Miami play into your final decision?
MillerSafrit:[Ian] Not really affect me, big time players to somewhere and that is his decision, but if I go somewhere that a player goes just because that's where he goes I may not like it for four years.
MillerSafrit: [Ian] No (to the coaching changes)
MillerSafrit: [Ian] I am going to take my other trips and then make a decision
MillerSafrit: feel free to ask away at our recruiting analysts
MillerSafrit: the players are leaving for the Hard Rock Cafe to eat
AndrewBone: Miller....Play of the day today?
tngatr: What are your thoughts on how Harvin has looked so far?
danieliroberts: how is akeem hebron doing
bamalawdawg: Any word from Mitch Mustain on his recruiting - like confirmation that he will visit ANY school?
MillerSafrit: best play that I heard about was Spikes blowing Chris Wells up in the hole
MillerSafrit: bama - we have not confirmed through him yet, but we hope to get an interview with him tomorrow.
MillerSafrit: Harvin looks great and then not so good. The coaches are using him in space and that is what he needs to do in college.
MillerSafrit: Akeem is a beast out there, and with two bigger LBs playing beside him and freeing up some area to roam, it has helped him become the missle that got him here
bamalawdawg: as to Mustain, be sure to ask if he has scholarship offers from everyone he is visiting
neweraO2: Which players have surprised so far?
bamalawdawg: that is specific in reference to ND and their 2 QB commits
bamalawdawg: are a lot of the players pressuring each other to go to the same group of schools
bamalawdawg: like those already committed to non-top 10 schools
danieliroberts: who is ausberry rooming with
MillerSafrit: to me, the biggest surprise have been Michael Goodson and Brandon Spikes
MillerSafrit: bama - to my knowledge he does not have a committable offer just yet from them
cromo: sorry, just got in. I've got to ask. What's the reasoning behind using footballs that the guys aren't accustomed to?
MillerSafrit: daniel - Stanley Havili
bamalawdawg: thanks, I wouldn't think so - seems like that ship sailed
AndrewBone: Did a lot of parents travel w/ the players?
MillerSafrit: he was in here hanging out, so I could ask David
MillerSafrit: he'll join us tomorrow at 5CST
bamalawdawg: have all of the announcing players said they've made decisions already?
MillerSafrit: Andrew - a few, but most will come down Thurs and Fri
bamalawdawg: or did some of them just pick this date and might still be undecided?
MillerSafrit: law - it's about half and half, some have, others are strong enough leans that they can commit
MillerSafrit: cromo - it is part of a sponsorship with NBC, which airs the arena league
MillerSafrit: I think that almost all did pick it because they want their friends and family see the important event.
bamalawdawg: have any of the players who are not commiting until signing day or after visits been recruited hard by other committed players?
MillerSafrit: there is a lot of jabbing back and forth between the committed and uncommitted players... fun to watch, especially Micah Johnson
bamalawdawg: I assume these guys group up on their own for meals, so if an undecided prospect sat at the "USC" table for every meal that could be an indicator
MillerSafrit: we are not allowed in there to see all of that. :)
MillerSafrit: we'll have a chat everyday through Friday MillerSafrit: from 5-6 CST MillerSafrit: also have a radio show at 8CST that you can hear our hoarse voices
gond014: any news on ND guys?
SilenceOfTheLambert: miller how was frazer 2day?
bamalawdawg: Are Frazer and Mustain on the same team?
MillerSafrit: Frazer and Mustain are on separate teams, and I wouldn't be surprised to see them both start
danieliroberts: miller does geathers have grade issues
bamalawdawg: Frazer can't be too happy with Mustain right now
AndrewBone: How do we locate the radio show at 8pm?
bamalawdawg: unless Weis has already soothed Frazer
MillerSafrit: that said, both QBs for the East are having trouble finding placement on the ball
bamalawdawg: Frazer sounds like a heck of a QB, but it would suck to go from being "the man" to "the man's career backup"
MillerSafrit: http://usarmy.scout.com/3/radio.html is the radio
bamalawdawg: you think when Wies offered Frazer, he said "you are #2 on our board"
MillerSafrit: roberts - that is the rumor
10ECscs: Who were the "MOST" impresive players in the TRENCHES today?
bamalawdawg: or "we want to bring in two of the top 5 QBs in the country so you can fight it out"
danieliroberts: miller what do u think about prince miller
MillerSafrit: Odrick, Rose, and McCoy looked great today
gond014: where do you think Young, McCoy and Butch Lewis will end up?
MillerSafrit: roberts - I am a big fan of Prince and think he's a kid that will play early though he may not have a truely high ceiling
bamalawdawg: what team stands to pick up the most commits from the game?
MillerSafrit: Young - ND, McCoy - PSU, Lewis - ND
MillerSafrit: SC has a good number that they have a great shot at
lsugradman: Hey Miller do you think Jai Eugene will end up being as good of a CB as everyone projects considering he hasn't played there much?
gond014: lots of people think Young and Lewis are heading to SC
bamalawdawg: I recall the game having like 5-6 Tennessee commits last year
bamalawdawg: so this will be USC's year?
gond014: claiming Young had a great SC visit, although he has yet to visit ND officially
bamalawdawg: what do you think is bigger for recruits now.... bamalawdawg: announcing at the AA game.... bamalawdawg: or ON Signing Day
MillerSafrit: they like AA game because more people see it
MillerSafrit: that's all for today
MillerSafrit: check in daily at 5pm CST