Pack Pride spoke with Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Preparatory School linebacker Schyler Miles early this week and learned that two schools are in great shape with the Sunshine State prospect.
Miles, a 6-2, 225-pound linebacker, has offers from Cincinnati, Iowa State, NC State and West Virginia, but he seemed to be especially high on two schools when we caught up with him.
"NC State and West Virginia are at the top, but I've also got Cincinnati and Iowa State," Miles said. "Recently Notre Dame has come in too."
While the Wolfpack and Mountaineers are in great shape, Notre Dame's recent contact has clearly piqued Miles' interest.
"Notre Dame just started recruiting me recently last week. They came in to see me and their coaches watched my film. Coach Alfred and Coach Kelly were here. They want to get me in on an unofficial visit before they offer. I think they want me to come for their banquet sometime in December.
"If they offer they'll definitely be near the top. I don't know about number one. I'd have to see how I like the school and the coaches but it definitely seems like a great place with great tradition. I'd be blessed to have the offer."
Getting back to the offers he already has, what does Miles like about NC State?
"I've heard from them a lot," he said. "They're not calling every week but I've been hearing from them during the season a little bit and I'm still interested in them. I visited during the summer but I haven't done my officials yet.
"I was really amazed by their facilities. Their sports facilities are incredible. They had a little camp going on so I didn't get to view the whole school but from what I saw I liked it a whole lot.
"I got to sit down with Coach (Tom) O'Brien a little bit and he seems like a great coach and a good mentor. I saw Coach Bridges and the defensive coordinator (Mike Archer) a little bit. All in all I liked the campus and the coaches a lot."
West Virginia remains the Pack's biggest competition for Miles right now.
"I like West Virginia a lot too. Both schools are very similar," he said of WVU and NC State. "The coaches at both (schools) are great. It's really going to come down to which place I feel more comfortable. I'll probably come up and visit a game at both schools, see how my family likes it and talk to my coach."
Miles plans on making his decision after he takes all five of his allotted official visits, so he doesn't plan on verbally committing for at least a couple more months.
Berkeley Prep is 6-0 and first in their division with their biggest game to date coming up. So far on the season Miles has more than 50 tackles and that's with just one full game under his belt. Most weeks Miles has been out of the game by the second half because the scores have been lopsided.
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