LB Miles Finalizes Official Visit Plans

After Berkeley Prep (Tampa) saw its season end in the Class 3A semifinals a few days ago, linebacker Schyler Miles starting mapping out his official visit schedule. He knows the five schools he will visit, and it will begin Friday at Notre Dame.

Berkeley Prep (Tampa) rolled to wins in its first 12 games, but saw its season end a week shy of its goal when it was beaten in the Florida Class 3A semifinals by American Heritage.

And while it isn't an outcome Berkeley Prep linebacker Schyler Miles thought about prior, it does mean he will get to make a visit to Notre Dame for the weekend the Irish wanted most.

So, after giving it plenty of thought, Miles phoned Notre Dame to say he would be on campus this weekend for the first of what he expects will be five official visits.

"Florida wanted me to come up this weekend as well," Miles said. "I did it mainly because of my parents because I've already been to Florida once and it's easy to get to because I don't live too far from it.

"They want me to get up to Notre Dame and experience it because it's hard to schedule visits that far away."

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Miles is yet to be offered by the Irish, but he was told he will get one when he visits. He is being brought in with a number of other official visitors for the regular season-ending banquet, which assistant coach Tony Alford talked to him about during an in-home visit last week.

"I don't know much about it, but (Alford) told me it is a time they want all the recruits up and they have a lot of official visits on this date," Miles said. "He said it's a great way to show the kids what's happening at Notre Dame and what's going on there."

Miles will be joined by his mother and father on the visit, but he isn't heading there looking for anything in particular.

So, what will be his focus?

"Just the school, and how things work up there," Miles said. "I want to meet all the coaches, the defensive coordinator and the linebackers coach. People tell me it's a great campus, so I'm excited."

Miles also plans on visiting Iowa State, Florida, West Virginia and Cincinnati, but there hasn't been much movement in his recruitment in the last week.

"It's pretty much the same thing," he said. "I'm still going to take my five officials to the same places." Top Stories