Miller Softens Commitment for Time Being

LOUISBURG, N.C. --- With the uncertainty created by North Carolina's coaching change, Jarrell Miller has decided to slightly open up his recruitment.

"I'm a little upset about what's going on with Coach [John] Bunting leaving and there's a possibility other coaches might leave with him," said Miller. "I don't know if my scholarship is going to be there now that Coach Bunting is leaving. So I'm a little nervous about the situation.

"I feel like I can't take a chance and find out my offer isn't there, so I'm going to allow myself to open back up and let other schools come in and recruit me."

Miller, a 6-foot-3 260-pound linebacker, still considers himself a North Carolina pledge, but has downgraded the status of his commitment to "soft."

If he would find out his scholarship offer is safe, Miller would revert back to a firm commitment. However, he has been unsuccessful in contacting the Tar Heels' coaching staff, thus far.

"Coach [Scott] Burton had me come down to call them, because Coach [Andre] Powell called Fork Union," said Miller. "We tried to call them back all day, but we haven't been able to reach him."

Due to injury and illness, Miller suited up for Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy Saturday for only the second time this season. Seeing playing time on every other drive, Miller saw the most action he's seen in any game.

"It felt so good to finally be back," said Miller. "I felt like a little kid."

Although he didn't know it at the time, in pass coverage Miller was matched up Jonathan Hannah, who will be playing for N.C. State next season.

"He's real big guy," said Miller. "My scholarship is with UNC and he's going to [N.C.] State, and I look forward to playing against him more."

FUMA defeated Louisburg (N.C.) College, 34-3, with Miller totaling eight tackles (five solo) including one for a one-yard loss. Miller has recorded ten tackles on the year.

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