Miller Returns From NC State Unofficial Visit

NC State landed Vanceboro (NC) Defensive Lineman Gerard Miller in early November, and he's since been a strong Wolfpack commitment. <P> Miller made the short drive to Raleigh this weekend for an unofficial visit, so he could watch some Wolfpack hoops, chill with the players, and hang out with Shrine Bowl teammate, Marque Hall.

NC State landed Vanceboro (NC) Defensive Lineman Gerard Miller in early November, and he's since been a strong Wolfpack commitment.

Gerard made the short drive to Raleigh this weekend for an unofficial visit, so he could watch some Wolfpack hoops, chill with the players, and hang out with Shrine Bowl teammate, Marque Hall.

"Oh, I came up to watch the game and chill with the boys on the team a little bit," Miller told StateFans. "I think the basketball team looked good. I was up for that game then met some of the guys who came in on Friday. There was two D-lineman in and that good running back, Darrell Blackman... all three of them were cool."

While in town, he also spent some time with Wolfpack target Marque Hall, who was the Wolfpack's lone official visitor over the Martin Luther King Holiday.

"Yea, Marque came up on Sunday morning because he had to do a split visit between [North] Carolina and [N.C.] State. They did it up right for him on his visit! All the players cheered for him on the field when he came out with his jersey on. Then they had a birthday party for him in the lounge and the whole team was there. The Stately ladies came out and sang Happy Birthday to him. I think that surprised him because he didn't know they were going to do all that."

"We just chilled the rest of the day and talked about some things. I know he's looking at NC State and some other schools, but I told him that I think he knows where he going. He just laughed, but Marque's my boy though."

Wolfpack Head Coach Chuck Amato also spent some time with Gerard, discussing his future at NC State among other things.

"I talked to Coach Amato some when I was there. He just came and we talked about the Shrine Bowl and how I did. Then we talked about me playing next year."

Did Amato mention a position for Miller?

"I'm going to play either defensive end or tackle.. don't matter much to me."

After a strong senior season and outstanding Shrine Bowl, most would figure that other schools would turn up the heat on Gerard. However, he said that teams realize where he stands and see no need to put in the energy to recruit him.

"Nah, not really. When I committed to State I let all the schools recruiting me know then that I wasn't changing or going anywhere else."


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