Ricardo Miller Puts Recruiting Chops to Work

Ann Arbor Pioneer wideout Ricardo Miller was among the scores of talented prospects on campus for Michigan's annual clash with Ohio State Saturday, but the longtime Wolverine commit didn't just show up to take in the game. He was also there to offer his best sales pitch to a few of the big time visitors… and he believes a few of them are close to buying.

For Ricardo Miller, preparing for the start of his career as a Michigan Wolverine has been among his top priorities since he committed to Rich Rodriguez over a year ago.  His move to Ann Arbor this fall proved to a valuable component in further enhancing his readiness.

"It went pretty well," Miller said of his only season at Pioneer.  "We finished up 8-3.  The seniors and stuff, it was kind of hard for us to part, but it was a pretty good season. I enjoyed myself. It is probably about two and a half weeks until I graduate high school and then a month or so until I get up here (to Michigan).  I'm pretty excited.  I've been doing off season conditioning and working.  I'm finishing strong in school… got all As… so I'm ready."

After Saturday's game day experience, the future Wolverine pass-catcher believes a number of the recruits in attendance might be ready as well.  Miller was on hand to espouse the virtues of the Maize & Blue believes his message with over well with a few of the more notable prospects.

"I think a lot of the guys up here kind of enjoyed themselves, like Tony Jefferson, Dillon Baxter, Ken Stills… he enjoyed himself," Miller reported.  "Big Tex (Beachum), me and him actually got pretty close up there.  A lot of other guys, Tony Grimes, I'm talking to him a little bit too.  He's kind of feeling it himself.  A lot of other guys are feeling Michigan.  We lost today, but they still feel like Michigan is the place to be. There still a couple of guys that I'm looking for, but for the most part I got the guys that Michigan wants."

Miller received a huge assist in targeting some of those prospects guys Friday night when his future quarterback made a surprise appearance at the Michigan basketball game to chat with them.

"Devin coming up to the basketball game (Friday) and showing support - letting us know that he's still with us was big," said Miller.  "He's committed.  I definitely feel like Devin definitely could turn this thing around and help us in our class."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on this loaded visit weekend in the coming hours.

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