Miller 'loves' Louisville visit

John Miller, a talented offensive lineman from Miami (FL) Central, committed to Louisville last summer without seeing the UofL campus. Miller, a two-star prospect, made his official visit to Louisville over the weekend and loved what he saw from Charlie Strong's program.

John Miller, a talented offensive lineman from Miami (FL) Central, committed to Louisville last summer without seeing the UofL campus. Miller, a two-star prospect, made his official visit to Louisville over the weekend and had a great time hanging out with Charlie Strong and the Cardinals players.

"He loved it up there," Miller's father said. "He loved the weight room, the facilities and the coaches."

Miller, one of five prospects from Miami who visited Louisville this weekend, including teammate Charles Gaines, raved about his experience. During his visit, Miller talked a lot with offensive line coach Dave Borbely, who told Miller there will be an opportunity for him to play next season because the Cardinals lost four line starters, including both guards.

"I fell in love with Louisville," Miller said. "The stadium is great. The facilities are nice. I like the coaching staff, everybody is cool. Coach Borbely is a great offensive line coach. He was talking about me coming in and fighting for a starting position. He just talked about the blocking schemes stuff like that. Everything went well."

While attending the Louisville basketball game against UNLV Saturday, UofL coach Charlie Strong received a loud ovation from the crowd for guiding the Cardinals to next week's Beef O Brady Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. Miller said he believes Strong has the program heading the right way after the Cardinals finished the regular-season 6-6, earning a bowl bid for the first time in four years.

"He turned the program around in a short period and got the players going the right direction," Miller said. "I think the program is going to be top-notch again."

Miller also enjoyed getting to know Miami products Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Rogers and Elkino Watson during his official visit. Ironically, Bridgewater and Rogers play for rival Northwestern, who Miller's team knocked out of the playoffs two weeks ago. "They were great guys and it was good to be around other players from Miami and getting to know them," Miller said. "I don't know what they're going to do."

Miller's father, who wasn't able to come to Louisville with his son, said the two plan to visit the Cardinals again next month. "Right now I'm pretty solid with Louisville," Miller said.


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