Miller discusses commitment switch

Baltimore (MD) standout Horace Miller made two important phone calls on Tuesday. One was to UNLV to let the Rebels know he was backing out of his verbal commitment. The other call went to Louisville to tell the Cardinals he was going to play for them next season.

"I feel it was the perfect decision," Horace Miller told "I compared the two schools and Louisville felt like the place I should be because they had everything I was looking for outside of football. Hopefully I can have a great career there."

Miller made an official visit to Louisville last weekend and decided the Cardinals offered everything he was looking for on and off the football field.

"It was the players and coaches. I felt a great chemistry between the players and myself during the visit," said Miller. "I committed because of the people and the school. I liked the people. Coach (Larry) Slade and I had a brief talk during my visit and he asked me if there was anything about the school that I didn't like. And I really couldn't give him an answer.

"He knew it was a difficult decision but the breaking point was when he asked me if it wasn't for football what school would I go to?"

That's when Miller knew he wouldn't be going to UNLV, and instead would play for Louisville next year.

"After thinking about that I thought it (decision) was pretty obvious," Miller said. "Then I called (UNLV) yesterday – I didn't de-commit but I told them I was going to think about it yesterday and have my decision by today. They understood my decision and respected it and didn't try to change my decision."

Louisville freshman wide receiver Stephon Ball hosted Miller during his official visit.

"The players were extremely honest with me. They told me everything I need to hear," Miller said. "They weren't trying to recruit me they were being totally honest with me. I loved the honesty the coaches and players were giving me.

"They definitely were disappointed about the losing season because a lot of the players come from great high school programs. A lot of them were terrified about last season but they told me outside of football everything is perfect – they felt they made the perfect decision to come here.

"They said the coaches are going to help you become a better man. If you don't become a better football player you're going to become a better man. These were young players. And that was tremendous. You can definitely get along with the coaches and I was impressed with that."

Miller will sign a binding agreement to play for Louisville on Feb. 4.

"We're having a huge ceremony at my high school because we have 10 players signing with Division 1 schools," Miller said.

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