NC State was the first school to offer Brian Miller and that meant a lot. With each passing day as NC State remains the only school to offer the magnitude of the Pack's early interest probably grows.
Miller (6-4, 266) knows a thing or two about the Wolfpack. What he knows he seems to like. It is not as though State's status as the only school to offer is the only reason for his interest. But it does help.
He camped at NC State last summer and that's when he was offered. The Savannah (GA) Memorial offensive tackle then visited for NC State's game against Clemson. That means he has worked with the coaches in a football setting himself and he has seen the coaches, players and fans in their element during football season on that big Saturday stage.
Other schools are competing for Miller's attention, and he also says he does not have any favorites. Yet there is no denying the way he feels about State.
"I talk to the d-line coach about every other week. We've been talking a good amount ever since they offered me on June 6 last summer. I remember when they offered and he's done a good job of keeping in touch with me."
The visit for the game against Clemson was well-timed. Miller had gone home from State's camp for long enough to start to learn more about the school through his own research. Weeks passed and the NC State-Clemson game caused his interest to spike even more. That was a few months ago and recruiting is moving at a faster pace now.
Now months have passed since the Clemson game so Miller is looking to take another visit to Raleigh.
"I've been talking to the d-line coach and I think I'm going to go back up there again. He seems like a cool guy. He's real cool. He seems like a really good coach too. I like his personality and everything."
Ryan Nielsen has been doing his job as a recruiter with Miller. He has not been to Miller's high school lately but that is a trip that could happen soon. Either way he has made sure Miller knows that there is a place for him at State. Players want to feel wanted and that's how he feels.
"I just like the school in general. It's a really nice school. I like the athletic program and I think that's really good. I see they have a good fan base there. The academics are good from what I've heard. There's a lot to like."
Miller could be a defensive line recruit for NC State. He can play on both sides of the line but his best play might have been on defense last year. His 89 tackles and 10 sacks included two fumbles forced and with his size he could be a strong and fast defensive tackle.