Four-Star Lineman to Visit UNC

Dorian Miller, a four-star offensive guard from Metuchen (N.J.), is scheduled to make a visit to North Carolina.

"We're aiming for around the 10th [of August] to make a visit to a practice down there," Miller said. "It just seemed like I was one of their main targets and I said from the beginning that I'm open to go anywhere… I don't want to leave any stone unturned."

For about a year, Miller, a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder, has received mail from UNC. However, it wasn't until this past summer that that mail turned into hand-written letters. About a month ago, the communication turned into phone calls between Miller and UNC assistant coaches Dave Duggan and Chris Kapilovic.

"[Kapilovic] had sent me an email and asked me if I could make it to any of their camps," Miller said. "I told him I was pretty much done with going to camps, but from then on it was back-to-back communication. Duggan actually brought up the idea of coming to one of their practices. He said they would really love for me to come down there."

The status of a possible UNC scholarship offer hasn't come up during Miller's conversations with UNC.

"[The interest] was really sudden, so they really haven't mentioned anything about any type of offer," Miller said. "… I feel a little weird asking this early."

During the upcoming visit, Miller hopes to learn where UNC is with possibly offering, as well as several other aspects about the program.

"I'm trying to learn how the campus is and the little stuff like that," Miller said. "… I'm definitely going out there to just kind of see what the campus has to offer and what the coaches and players have to offer and also what I can learn from them. Hopefully, I get a good vibe there."

Miller admits that, heading into the visit, his knowledge of UNC is limited.

"Obviously, I know about the basketball," Miller said. "I know about Julius Peppers. I've watched them throughout the years, because they've played Rutgers."

New Jersey natives John Ferranto and Dan Mastromatteo enrolled as freshman at UNC in June. Also, Garden State prep stars Dajaun Drennon and Greg Webb committed to the Tar Heels two weeks ago. Miller says he has met Drennon and Webb, but isn't close to either.

In May, Miller conducted a tour of SEC schools making stops at Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He has also visited Connecticut, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.

Miller's plan is to name a final five to eight schools before the football season. He'll then take all five of his official visits and make a verbal commitment around Signing Day.

"I want to take every single visit that I can," Miller said. "I watched my brother go through the process and I think he committed to Oklahoma too early… Every player I've talked to during each visit I've made they always tell me to take every visit I can and make the most of it."

Miller's brother, Dejuan, was a receiver at Oklahoma who graduated this past spring.

Regardless of how many schools Miller narrows his list down to, Rutgers, which is five minutes from his house, is a virtual lock to make the cut.

"I've always said from the beginning that Rutgers has set the standard for how I want to be treated," Miller said. "But I've always been a guy that wants to branch out and do something different. Rutgers has been recruiting me since my freshman year."

Since his freshman season, Miller has been a two-way starter for Metuchen. In addition to playing every position along the defensive line, he is consistently flipped between left and right tackle on offense depending on the play call.

Colleges, though, are recruiting Miller as an offensive guard, a transition he is looking forward to.

"I feel like my strength is my forte," Miller said.

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