'Ole Miss gave me a lot to think about'

Von Miller (LB, De Soto, TX) - Scout.com's #6 nationally rated MLB previously committed to Texas A&M but decided to take in an official visit to the University of Mississippi this weekend.


"It went real good, real good. I had a lot of fun. This visit definitely gives me a lot to think about," added Von Miller.

Von's player host was Antonio Turner.

"He was real cool, real cool. Just read down to earth. All of their players were real down to earth. They went out of their way to make us feel at home."

This was Miller's first chance to see the Ole Miss campus, and he came away impressed.

"It was everything I was expecting it to be. I heard they had a real clean campus, and it is a very beautiful campus. I have to say it is the prettiest campus I have seen yet. But mostly, I found out what Ole Miss is really about."

Winning seemed to be the key message during the visit.

"Their football team is a program that is on the rise. They will do anything to achieve their goal and have a winning team. I can really see them winning big in the near future over there. Coach Orgeron is determined to get back to that championship level."

The highlight of the trip was when the recruits went through a game day simulation.

"The Walk of Champions was awesome. We just walked through the Grove like they do on game day. Even though nobody was there, you could feel how it would be like on game day, with all of the support you get before the games. We watched the video of game day in the Grove before we made our walk. I have never seen anything like that. That was an awesome feeling. I got goose bumps"

Which position did Miller attend for his film session?

"They put me with the defensive ends. I mostly played end in high school, but I did play a little linebacker. I feel more comfortable at end though."

The 6' 3", 212 pound prospect out of Desoto was very high on the current Ole Miss players.

"I just think I fit in real good with them. You can tell they are from different states, but I am from a different state too. We were all like one big family."

How did Coach Orgeron's meeting with Von Miller go?

"It went real good. I love how intense he is. He would be fun to play for. He told me about his national championships days at Southern Cal and Miami. He told me what it takes to get there."

Did Coach Orgeron ask Von where Ole Miss stands with his program?

"Yes, I told him I still have a lot to think about. Ole Miss is a good school, and I am going to compare the two schools when I go on my visit to Texas A&M next weekend."

While the Rebels made some headway with Miller; he still remains committed to the Aggies.

"I am still committed to Texas A&M, but if I sign with them and I ever have any trouble, I can transfer to Ole Miss."

Von will also take in an official visit to Oklahoma (1/26) after he visits Texas A&M.

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