Miller Adding to Michigan Ties

One of the standouts at this year's Michigan summer camp was Orlando Dr. Phillips wide receiver Ricardo Miller. Although Miller will only be a junior this fall, he has continued to turn heads at camps after his trip to Ann Arbor. However, with multiple ties to Ann Arbor and seemingly more being made each day, the Wolverines remain at the front of his mind.

Orlando is a long way from Ann Arbor, but Dr. Phillips junior wide receiver Ricardo Miller has become very familiar with the Michigan Wolverines over the last few months. The now 6'2, 200-lb Miller was one of the standouts at last month's summer camp and has continued to stay in contact with the coaching staff.

"I recently talked to Coach Rod Smith," Miller said, "he told me he liked having me there and wanted to make sure I had a good year with lots of highlights and I kept my grades up. He said if I did that, I could have an offer by mid-December, but they'll definitely offer me."

Miller actually plays tight end and defensive end for Dr. Phillips, but has track speed (he runs the 4x4, 200m and 400m) has him projected as a wide receiver in college. His performance at the summer camp solidified his ability to split out and him even coming to the camp came about due to some diligence from his mother.

"My mom is a big Michigan fan [and alum]," he explained, "and she was doing research about their camps on the internet and she wanted me to go to the camp and she wants me to go to Michigan."

As a result, Miller says the Wolverines are in his top three along with Ohio State and Tennessee. He has received his first offer from South Florida already and is also hearing from Colorado, Iowa State, Duke and Florida, he recently attended the Friday Night Lights camp.

"It went well," he reported, "they like how I got off the line, my speed, how I use my hands and how physical I play. I liked it, it left me with a good impression, same as Michigan."

It was also at that camp that he met a pair of fellow 2010 prospects who know quite a bit about the Wolverines as well, Lake Region (FL) safety Marvin Robinson and Ann Arbor Huron (MI) wide receiver Jeremy Jackson.

"I met Marvin coming into Friday Night Lights," Miller said of Robinson, "on the ride up we talked about college and if we go to Michigan and other schools and I watched him there and I thought he was real good, I didn't know he was that good. Jeremy, I met him at Michigan and we created a relationship with one another and down in Florida, we talked and had fun, we have a good chemistry, we can talk about anything."

Robinson, Miller and Jackson might be seeing more of each other soon, as the two Florida boys are planning to head up to Ann Arbor again this fall.

"That is the plan," Miller said of a fall visit, "I would like to see a game there, it's definitely something I want to try to do."

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