Florida State had numerous 2010 recruits in town Saturday for the first Junior Day of the year. Corey Miller came down with his teammates to check out what the Seminoles had to offer. After making two unofficial visits this past season Corey was anxious to get back into town for this visit. He told NoleDigest the visit was what he expected.
"The visit went really well," said Miller. "I've been here 3 times now and it's been a good visit every time. I came down with my dad who is a big FSU fan. This was his first time visiting and I think he was in awe about it. This visit was more of a tour and a chance to talk to some of the coaches. I talked to Coach Bowden, Coach Haggins and Coach Allen, and I got a chance to see some of the other defensive ends in the meeting room. I also got to eat some food, which was poppin' as usual."
Miller said that the recruits' opportunity to talk to the coaches was more of a group thing, but he did listen to what they had to say. With FSU looking to only sign one defensive end from the 2009 class, getting top-end talent for 2010 is a priority. The opportunity to play early caught Miller's attention.
"When we talked to the coaches it was more of a group thing than one-on-one," explained Miller. "They were talking about how they'll only sign one end for 2009 and that the depth chart is open for the future. That definitely helps them in this process because I am looking for a chance to come in, compete, and play early. It doesn't bother me that they may be bringing in a group of defensive ends because competition is healthy, and it makes the team better."
FSU's recruiting efforts at Byrnes has put them in a great position for several recruits for the 2010 class that play for the Rebels. Corey said that the Seminoles are firmly entrenched in his top 3 as his recruiting process is just getting underway.
"FSU likes me as a player and a person." Miller said, "and I like that about them. Being apart of that team is something I am thinking about and they are locked in my top 3 with California and either North Carolina or Clemson. I am going to come down for the Seminole Showtime camp over the summer and I am planning on coming down for the Miami game during the season. I am not sure yet if that would be my official or not."
Overall the visit for Corey was great. He wanted to make sure to get the opinion of several other players with regards to FSU. He told NoleDigest he was able to get that accomplished.
"I wanted to get down there and talk to some other defensive linemen and some other recruits," said Miller. "I've been talking to Denzel McCoy a lot and we were talking about what it'd be like playing at FSU. I also talked to Everett Dawkins, Justin Bright and Jacobbi McDaniel. Everett was telling me how much he loves being a Seminole and about what it's like playing there. Justin has been telling me how it's a great place with great coaches. With Jacobbi I just wanted to see what he's been up to. He's real cool and he is ready to go."
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Corey, as well as other prospects from FSU's first Junior Day of 2009.