OL High on UM, Kehoe

When school lets out for the summer most kids use it as an opportunity to catch up on some extra sleep in the mornings. That generally doesn't apply to kids that play football at a place where the state championship is the biggest goal and it especially doesn't apply to Sarasota (Fla.) Riverview's Drew Miller.

At 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds, Miller will be keeping very busy this summer as he prepares for his senior season.

"Whenever I watch the big guys for the big colleges I notice how well they move their feet," Miller said. "I have an advantage because of my size and I want to make sure I have an advantage because of my quickness. I work on my speed and footwork for my morning workout then I do the weight training stuff at night."

Miller, a full academic qualifier, began his prep career as a 215-pound tight end.

"I started out as a tight end as a freshman then I moved to center as a sophomore and then guard as a junior," he said. "Now I'll be playing tackle as a senior."

The talented lineman, who projects as a tackle in college, also competes in track where his best throws in the shot put and discus are 50 and 152 feet, respectively.

On the recruiting front, Miller will be among the most heavily recruited linemen in the state.

"I got called by a lot of the top schools in May," he said. "Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, all of them. Then Miami just called last night on the last day."

So what does Miller think of the Hurricanes at this point?

"Coach Kehoe called me," he said. "He came by to watch my spring game a few weeks ago and then he called. I really like him. I got to meet him and work with him at their camp last summer. They have a great program that's had a lot of success. I really like the way Coach Kehoe coaches and I like him as a person. He basically told me how they have an offer for me and how they want me to visit their school. And he basically said he thinks I'm a good lineman that he's going to recruit."

The standout lineman puts the Hurricanes in his top five along with four other college football powers.

"Miami, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio State would be my top ones in no real order," he said. "I'm not going to any camps this summer because I'll be taking unofficial visits to different places -- hopefully all the ones I just mentioned -- to see what they're all like outside of football."

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