"I'm really excited right now about this Minnesota offer," Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) offensive lineman Grant Miller said to GopherDigest. "Coach Miller, the Gophers offensive line coach is the one who extended the offer. He said that he watched my spring film and he really liked what he saw. He has known me since he was at FAU and he really likes me as a person as well as the player I have become. He said he wanted to offer as he really likes my pass sets and footwork. He also thinks that I have a great football I.Q and he has enjoyed watching me grow from a 5'10 185 lb OL to a 6'5 275 OT."
Miller has some Midwest connections that could help the Gophers chances.
"I'm very honored and excited about this Minnesota offer as I grew up in Chicago so being in the Midwest feels like home," Miller explained to GopherDigest. "I took a lot of trips to Minneapolis when my dad played for the Bears and I am fond of the city. I lived in Glencoe (Ill.), which is northern suburb of Chicago when I was there. I am definitely interested in Minnesota as they're a school that's always been on my radar. I think they have a great football program, a great academic environment, and it's in a great city. I talked to coach Miller a lot about visiting and a lot of it depends on my summer schedule here at St. Thomas Aquinas, but we talked about me possibly coming up in early June. There's a 99% chance I make it up to Minnesota at some point and it's 50/50 that I make it up there in early June."
The Florida offensive lineman isn't in a hurry with his recruitment and is taking things one day at a time.
"I currently don't have any list, because most of the schools I have offers from I haven't visited. I want to take more visits before I start making lists. I'm going to sit down with the family and figure that out visits after I complete my finals. I like to stay focused on school when finals come around, that's how I keep that 3.9 GPA. I don't have any camps set in stone either, as I'm still trying to work that out. Minnesota will definitely have a shot for me until the very end as I'm very impressed with the program, but my visits will be big in terms of where I decide to go, and that is with any school. I'll most likely make a decision after my senior year as I don't want to think so far ahead that I lose the time that I'm in. I only get one senior year, and I owe it to my team and my teammates to stay focused on that time with them and going after another state championship."