Florida LB Planning Official Visit

Notre Dame long ago made its interest known in Berkeley Prep (Tampa) five-star athlete Nelson Agholor, and now the Irish are increasing their interest in middle linebacker Schyler Miles. In fact, Notre Dame visited Miles on Monday, and afterward he talked about making an official visit to the school.

If Berkeley Prep (Tampa) doesn't make it to the class 3A title game, linebacker Schyler Miles will make an official visit to Notre Dame the weekend of Dec. 9-11.

If the Buccaneers make the title game, which is expected, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Miles will visit Notre Dame in January.

Either way, though, Miles plans on making one of his official visits to South Bend, Ind., and that is something he told Irish assistant coach Tony Alford during an in-home visit Monday.

"Things went great," Miles said. "I had a good hour-and-a-half talk with coach Alford. He came in and talked to my parents and to myself."

The prospect of receiving an offer exists, Miles said, but he needs to get on campus for an official visit for that to take place.

"Right now they tell me they have 5 or 6 (scholarships) left and they want to get me on an official visit the 10th of December," Miles said. "They said they would likely offer if I made the trip."

Heading into Friday's semifinal game against American Heritage High (Delray Beach, Fla.), Miles has 108 tackles. He is coming off a 17-tackle performance in a 21-0 win against Fort Meade (Fla.) High last week.

"(Notre Dame) likes my instincts at linebacker, how I'm a downhill player and a good run stopper," he said. "They like my size, and they also like me at fullback as well. They're going to try my out at both. They like me as a linebacker, but they also want to see me at fullback."

Miles hasn't been to Notre Dame, but is looking forward to the trip.

"I know it has a great football program and most importantly, it has a great academic system," he said. "That stands out to me. I want to go to a school that has great academics so I have a future after football. I know they have a great tradition."

Besides Notre Dame, Miles plans on visiting Iowa State, Florida, West Virginia and Cincinnati. "I was waiting until after my season to take one," Miles said. "Florida has yet to offer, but (assistant) coach (Charlie) Weis came in (Sunday) and said it was 99 percent chance they were going to offer me."

Miles is the teammate of five-star athlete Nelson Agholor, whom the Irish are recruiting heavily. But Miles said he doesn't talk to Agholor about recruiting because the focus is on the season.

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