Iowa Coaches Sticking with Darrian Miller

Darren Miller returned from a one-game disciplinary suspension with an explosive game on Saturday. The Class of 2011 Missouri RB tentatively planned a trip to Iowa City this weekend but had to postpone the visit. Hawkeye Insider caught up with the top prospect to find out how Iowa felt about his transgression, when he might visit the Hawkeyes and more. Get the latest in this update.

Life and mother nature interrupted Darrian Miller's unofficial visit to Iowa this weekend.

Miller, a Class of 2011 running back from Missouri, hoped to get to Iowa City for the Hawkeyes' game against Iowa State. Severe weather postponed Blue Springs High game Friday night, pushing its completion to Saturday afternoon, the same time as the game he planned to visit.

"I was disappointed," Miller said. "It also was homecoming weekend here. I just couldn't get away to get up there."

Blue Springs rolled past Truman, 57-0. In his return to the field, Miller carried 16 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns. The 33rd-rated running back nationally by, he sat out last week due to a suspension for breaking a team rule.

After the episode, Hawkeye coaches called to get the story.

"Yeah, they were concerned," Miller said. "They asked what happened and they talked to me and my coach (Kelly Donohoe). That's kind of why I think they wanted me up there on an unofficial this weekend and then for me to take an official later on."

Miller has not visited Iowa City yet. He had committed to Kansas this spring before re-opening his recruitment.

"My coach told (the Iowa coaches) what happened, me being in the wrong place at the wrong time," Miller said. "I think they would like to have me up there a few times to get to know me in person. I don't think (the suspension) has changed how they look at me."

Miller has mentioned Iowa among his top schools since re-opening his recruitment.

"I'm trying to set up my (Iowa) official for the Penn State game (Oct. 2)," he said. "I think it will happen. Then I can take an unofficial down the road."

Miller is finishing up the process of setting up his official visit to Kansas on Oct. 23. The Jayhawks play host to Texas A&M for homecoming in Lawrence.

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