Andy Miller is faced with the sort of problem that anyone would love to have.
The 6-7, 255-pound tight end/offensive tackle from Washington (Penn.) Trinity H.S. is going to be making a decision on where he'll play his college football sometime in the next month, and he's loaded with quality options.
He's already made official visits to Indiana (Dec. 2), West Virginia (Dec. 9) and Ohio State (Dec. 16), and he'll make a final official stop to Pitt on Jan. 6. It's an impressive list of options for Scout.com's 50th-ranked prospect from Pennsylvania, the sort that he knows he's lucky to have.
"All I can say is I was really impressed with all of my visits and that makes things a lot harder," said Miller. "But I guess that's a good problem to have."
Indiana is a program that Miller says he's considering very seriously. While that would appear obvious by the fact that he made an official visit to Bloomington earlier this month, Indiana's chances of luring him were certainly enhanced by the visit.
"Overall, my visit to Indiana was an awesome experience," said Miller. "The people were…it's hard to explain. The people were great. That's what stood out. All the way from the players to the coaches to the support staff."
That comfort level is important because Indiana is trying to overcome the fact that it is the farthest away of the four finalists from his Pennsylvania home. Miller said distance is a factor, although it's not something that will be necessarily be a determining factor.
"Being that the other schools I'm looking at are closer and Indiana is the farthest away, what still draws me there are the people," said Miller. "It really impressed me. Everyone has great things as far as facilities, but the people are the separator and they have some terrific people there.
"I want my decision to be based on the people that I'm going to be around. If it comes down to it where that's the place I feel the most comfortable, then (distance) won't be as much of a factor."
Miller said he's been particularly impressed with his recruiting coach, Brian George, as well as IU Head Coach Terry Hoeppner. Not only has he been swayed by their genuine personalities, but also by the vision that the coaching staff has for the Indiana program.
"I think there's a vision and some people can have visions and not be willing to work toward that, but I think the way Coach Hep works and the success he's had, his vision is legit, and that program will succeed," said Miller.
One thing that won't figure prominently into Miller's decision is where his finalists want him to play on the field. He said both Indiana and Ohio State are recruiting him to play tight end, while Pitt and West Virginia envision him developing into an offensive tackle.
Tight end is the position he's played throughout his prep career, but he isn't going to let that be a deciding factor.
"Tight end is what I've known, I've never played tackle, but it wouldn't be that hard going from tight end to tackle – it's not like moving from tight end to cornerback," said Miller, who caught nine passes for 193 yards as a senior. "I'm not going to go to a school because of a position."
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