The five-game suspension of Terrelle Pryor has added some spice to the quarterback derby for next season, and Miller figures to take his best shot at claiming the job. Taylor Graham, Kenny Guiton and Joe Bauserman will also figure into the mix for that job.
Miller's recruitment, and subsequent signing, is huge for Ohio State, especially with superstar Terrelle Pryor heading into his final season as a Buckeye. The hype surrounding Miller almost matched that of Pryor, and the hope is that Miller can be as good.
Braxton Miller has the potential to be a better college quarterback than Pryor, and that's saying a mouthful, because Pryor will leave Ohio State with all the top numbers for a quarterback in Buckeye history. Miller combines running, passing and leading into one highly impressive package, and there is no glaring weakness for him.
"A true dual-threat quarterback, Miller could beat a team without rushing for a yard and is athletic enough to run a wishbone. Miller has the arm strength to put pressure on the back of a defense which opens up even more running lanes for him as the defensive backs are forced to be honest and not crowd the line of scrimmage. Miller has all the tools to be a star on the next level and simply needs to keep progressing," - Scott Kennedy, Scout.com.
Miller on his future:
Miller was recruited by the majority of the OSU coaching staff, but his primary contacts were head coach Jim Tressel and quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano. Midway through his junior year, Miller said the Buckeyes told him they would not offer a scholarship to another quarterback in his class unless they felt like they were not going to land him.
It left an impression on Miller.
"I wasn't going to let them (offer someone else) because they only offered one quarterback and that was me," he said. "I was like, ‘That's a blessed opportunity right there.' "
Upon his arrival in Columbus, Miller said OSU fans can expect big things.
"Once I get there and start to shine at Ohio State, we're going to win a national championship," he said. "I know Coach Tress and Coach Siciliano will get me prepared."