Ricardo Miller is a name that almost all Michigan fans are completely familiar with already, even though he has yet to play his first down for the Wolverines. A recruiter and unofficial public speaker for the 2010 recruiting class, Miller caught up with GoBlueWolverine about his first camp with the Maize and Blue.
"It's going pretty good," Miller told
GBW. "The team is
looking well and I feel like we're going to have a really good year this
year. We've been going hard all of camp,
and we're about two weeks in with another week left. We're just really focused
on this season."
One of the most popular questions to date has been about the
race at quarterback between Michigan's
highly touted, albeit young, quarterbacks. Miller, for his part, isn't giving
"Honestly, everyone has been making strides. Denard, Devin and Tate, basically
has been at the finish line. They're all
going hard and it's tough to say who's really shining the brightest. We'll see
at the start of the season who will
gets the start."
Miller, an early enrollee, went through the Wolverines
spring ball, but was admittedly far ahead of where he was even a few short
"I feel a lot better than what I did back in the
spring. I was basically clueless about
the plays, formations or coverage's. But
now, through this camp headed into the season, I just feel a whole lot more
comfortable. I know basically all the
plays now and all the nervous, jittery feelings are out of me. I'm just ready
Though he says he isn't nervous, those feelings will surely
come back in less than two weeks when he touches the banner against the
"You already know (laughing). Anytime you have a chance to play in front of
110,000 people and the crowds like that.
It all erases. But it's going to
be amazing and I can't wait. You know,
30,000 was a little bit during the spring game but it's nothing compared to
what it will be come September 4th."
Another story line of this years summer camp has been the
emergence and maturation of junior wideout Daryl Stonum, something that hasn't
"DC has been kind of my big brother, outside of Roy Roundtree, and he's definitely making strides this year in camp. He's just been
going hard and he seems like
an entirely new DC. He's the kind of guy
who can make some big plays for us this year and he's taken me under his wing,
helping me with plays or blocking schemes that I don't understand. He's
definitely been making an impact on me
and on the team, and we're all waiting to see what he does this year."
Though the core is young and relatively inexperienced, Michigan has built
itself solid depth on the outside position.
"Like you said, you mentioned Je'Ron, DC and Junior and
you've got myself, Jeremy and Jerald who are getting reps. It's going to be
awfully exciting to see what
we can do with this depth. I think any
one of us can make plays and coach can use all of us, but there's only going to
be a couple of us that can get out on the field and play and make strides.
That's what's great about camp, getting out
there to make plays and see which one of us can make it happen."
And the Wolverines will look to use that talent and depth
this year as an integral part of the offense.
"Coach Rod definitely wants to throw and use the ball this
year and he has the past few years. I
think he finally has the guys now though to do that and to make sure he has the
big time receivers that can go make those plays for him this year."
Miller Preparing For First Michigan Season
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