Ridge View High's (Holstein, IA) Ezra Miller made his way to Iowa City over the weekend to check in on the Hawkeyes and spring practice. But Miller is no stranger to Iowa City and the Iowa Football program.
Miller has been to Iowa City a total of 8 times and my guess is there will probably be more before his recruitment wraps up.
"I've been there 8 total times," Miller said. "Three games, two camps, two practices, and junior day," he added. And he's a little bummed he won't be able to make it to Iowa's spring game on Friday because that was definitely something that was in the cards. But Miller will be in Chicago at an Adidas Camp on Sunday - throw in some school work and that makes for an incredibly long weekend.
He's yet another Iowa offensive line recruit that has raved about Iowa's new offensive line coach, Tim Polasek.
"He's intense and his coaching style pushes you to be the best that you can be. I'd say that his style would suit me really well," Miller admitted.
As far as the visit over the weekend, it was just about strengthening relationships for Miller. He got to talk to Polasek and head coach, Kirk Ferentz and said he is just trying to get around the Iowa coaches and continue to learn all he can about them and the Iowa program.
Right now, he holds offers from the Hawkeyes and then their neighbors to the West, the Iowa State Cyclones.
Miller cites that he grew up a big Notre Dame fan thanks to his father, but as he grew older he started to cheer for the state schools a bit more, so there isn't a rich history of fandom of either Iowa or Iowa State. But he's able to appreciate both programs.
The Hawkeyes have done a good job getting Miller to campus frequently and that should set them up for possible success down the road when Miller winds up making a college decision.
Miller - being a 2019 recruit - doesn't know when he'll make up his mind when it comes to which college he's going to choose. But he said he'll be making his decision as soon as he knows which school is the right fit for him.