Ohio Receiver Has Interest In Irish

Ohio wide receiver has already visited Notre Dame this season for a game, now he tells Irish Eyes about his interest in the program.

Make no mistake about the work Brian Kelly and his staff put in at Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne High School in the recruitment of quarterback Braxton Miller. While Ohio State ended up with Miller, the impression the Irish coaches left at the school caught a few eyes. Armani Miller was one of them.

Miller, no relation to Braxton, is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver for Wayne who missed the first couple of weeks of the season with a high ankle sprain. While he is still nursing the injury, he came back during a stretch during Braxton Miller's absence. The results were not pretty, but solid especially when Wayne played two of their hardest games.

This past week, Miller played a huge role in Wayne beating their biggest rival Centerville 34-10 on national television. With seven catches for 123-yards and a touchdown, Miller knows things are just starting to click and Miller-to-Miller could be the calling card for the rest of the season.

"Braxton and I have worked hard and things are really starting to come together. It has been good to have him back, and now with both of us healthy, we feel some good things can happen."

Miller has already caught the eye of several programs, but he has really only taken the time to visit Notre Dame.

"I grew up a huge Michigan fan and going to the Notre Dame game was cool. However, once you get there and see everything, you go away very impressed. I loved the campus and the way the fans were during the game. It really opened my eyes a lot because I love the offense and the way they use their receivers. After seeing the game I learned Michigan would not use me the way Notre Dame could use my skills."

Heading up the recruiting of Miller for the Irish is Tim Hinton. How much has Armani been able to learn about Notre Dame and Coach Hinton?

"I am getting mail from them and Coach Hinton said he was happy that I came up for a game. I have learned that Notre Dame recruits different than other schools and fully understand if they are waiting until the end of my season to learn more about me."

Brian Kelly and his staff that came to Notre Dame from Cincinnati are very familiar with players from the Ohio school as they coached former Wayne standout Mike Mickens while at Cincinnati.

Miller knows it is still early but is working hard in the classroom carrying a 3.0 average while getting ready to take the test in the coming weeks.


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