Miller Puts On Recruiting Cap

The two way lineman commit from Toledo St. Johns finally took in his official visit to Michigan over the weekend. GoBlueWolverine caught up with him to talk his visit, his recruiting attempts and his plans from here on out.

Jack Miller hasn't been a stranger to the Michigan campus, taking several unofficial visits to Ann Arbor as he resides only about 45 minutes away in nearby Toledo, Ohio. This weekend marked his official visit to Michigan.

"I took a couple of unofficial visits there, so the stuff like the campus tour and academics wasn't as important this time as some other things," Miller reported to GoBlueWolverine. "I got to spend some time with my future teammates and my future coaches and I had a great time."

Literally, the biggest event in NCAA history, attendance wise, was held in Ann Arbor and every recruit got to take in the atmosphere of the Big Chill.

"The Big Chill was awesome," Miller recalled. "That was an awesome environment and it was so hostile and cool. The whole football team was basically down there in the stands sitting with the fans. It was kind of crazy and kind of wild. You learn something new every time you get up there and I've been listening to all of that stuff and trying to pick up on stuff. I just want to get ready for when I'll be up there in June."

Rampant speculation on Rich Rodriguez's future as the head man of the Wolverines has been a national headline since the clock struck zero against Ohio State. While it has shown strain on some commitments, it won't be the case with Miller.

"No, it doesn't. No matter what happens at the end of the day, I'm going to Michigan. As far as that situation goes, Michigan is coming back up there is no doubt about it. Hopefully we can establish years after that and we'll be really, really good. I'm completely confident in Coach Rodriguez and all the coaches there. If something were to happen though, it wouldn't affect my commitment to Michigan."

When Miller committed to Michigan, he made it a point to talk about how he would don a recruiting attitude for other uncommitted prospects to join him in Ann Arbor.

"It speaks for itself," Miller said of the university. "The hosts and myself and Jake Fisher were just showing them what it's like and what it's all about and like I said, it speaks for itself. There isn't much you have to communicate. I think they definitely got that message and we tried our best. We tried to give it a shot to make them future teammates."

Miller believes his pitch was well received.

"I think they like it, there's no doubt about that. Obviously they are high on the place if they're taking official visits at this point in the game. Everything is a personal deal. Some things some guys like, another may not. But I do know they liked their time."

Miller got plenty of chances to work on some prospects and get to know some future teammates as a large contingent of rather large young men spent most of their time together.

"Michael Schofield was my host. It was fun. It was basically me, Mike, Taylor Lewan, Jake Fisher, Patrick Omameh and Chris Bryant. It was all of us the entire weekend. All three of those guys just showed us what it's like to be a student athlete up there. They did a great job for us."

In the meantime, Miller will focus on wrapping up his senior year in high school in preparation for his transition to Michigan.

"Just working out and getting ready and finishing out school strong. Obviously that's got to be the number one thing right now. And like I said, working out and prepare myself to get ready for when I get up there. I'll be going hard."

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