Miller sees Michigan State as "DBU"

Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway cornerback picked up an offer from the Spartans last month and he has noticed their knack for producing defensive backs recently.

Michigan State has been earning a reputation in the past few years for producing NFL-caliber defensive backs.

That is something that Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway cornerback Henry Miller has taken notice of – and led to him being excited about receiving an offer from the Spartans last month.

“I know it is becoming DBU,” he said. “It’s a really great football program that has been way up the past two years. I actually really like the coaches. The first coach I ever talked to was Coach (Brad) Salem. I saw him during the end of my sophomore. I built a good relationship with them and then I met Coach (Harlon) Barnett.”

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Miller said he had been taking notice of Michigan State during its run to the Rose Bowl in 2013 because of its secondary play.

“I really liked Darqueze Dennard and they have been producing DBs into the NFL Draft,” he said. “The guy this year, Drummond, him and how it was the No Fly Zone last year. I really liked watching them play last year.”

Michigan State sees a good fit with the big corner as well, thus extending an offer to join the likes of Louisville, Rutgers, West Virginia and more.

“(Coach Barnett) loved my athleticism and my size,” Miller said. “He liked how I always go up and make a play on the ball. He liked my ball skills.”

The communication has been steady with the Spartans for some time now, as Miller said he hears from Salem often and he “probably” will take a visit to Michigan State.

“Coach Salem sends me letters all the time,” he said. “I’m probably going to get on the phone with him because coach Barnett gave me his number, so I will be calling them.”

Miller has been hearing from plenty of other schools as well, as Florida State, Florida, South Carolina and Arizona are among those showing increased interest.

As for upcoming visits, Miller does not have any set in stone, but said he will be looking to take some to schools in Florida.

“I’ll probably go to some that are in my backyard, like UCF, Florida, FSU and Miami, probably,” he said. “Just because they are close.”

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