Shareef Miller is heading down the stretch run of his recruitment, and schools are jockeying for position.
The Philadelphia George Washington three-star defensive end announced a top seven that includes Penn State, Temple, Arizona State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and Purdue at the end of October. Miami offered a few weeks ago, and the Hurricanes are in the mix, as is Michigan State.
With no timetable set, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound prospect is in the midst of a December tradition: hosting coaches and taking visits.
Miller had Pittsburgh (OL coach Jim Hueber), Miami (OL coach Art Kehoe), Michigan State (DL coach Ron Burton), and Penn State (WR coach Josh Gattis, DL coach Sean Spencer and head coach James Franklin) at his school and in his home this week. The senior will officially visit Pittsburgh this weekend (Dec. 5-7), Arizona State Jan. 16-18 and Penn State Jan. 23-25. He officially visited Virginia Tech at the beginning of November.
"With the Penn State coaches, it was just good that my mom got to meet Coach Franklin and them," Miller said. "She really enjoyed it and loved it."
The end took an unofficial visit to Penn State back in October when the Lions hosted Big Ten conference mate Ohio State.
"The experience was epic," he told Scout. "I loved it and Coach Franklin and all the coaches came up to me before the game and said they need me here at Penn State."
Miller's mother will play a key role in his decision, and she will accompany him on the official visit to Pittsburgh.
"I just want to get back out there with my mom and let her be able to see what Pitt has to offer us," Miller added. He previously told Scout that location will not be a factor in his decision.
"That’s [leaving home] something that I’m willing to do,” Miller said. “Whatever’s best for me is where I’m going. If I have to go far, that’s what I’m going to do.”