Ohio OL Miranda On His Penn State Commitment

The Scout.com three-star prospect explains why he picked the Nittany Lions.

Many expected Ohio three-star offensive lineman Mike Miranda to commit to Penn State while attending the Blue-White Game last weekend. The commitment did not come then, but it did come.

Miranda announced for the Nittany Lions Thursday night. Friday, the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder discussed his decision.

“I really like the coaching staff,” Miranda said. “I was really comfortable with the commits. The campus is beautiful. Distance is nice, with it only being a three-hour drive (from home) so my family can see me play.”

Two other O-linemen committed to James Franklin’s program just before the Blue-White Game. Miranda said he has already “bonded well” with C.J. Thorpe and Rob Martin.


As for where exactly he’ll play once he gets to Happy Valley, Miranda explained that it has only been addressed in general terms.

“I could be an offensive guard or a center,” he said. “The staff hasn't decided yet. But I'll have a chance to come in and make a contribution to the offensive line early on.

“I'm planning on enrolling early,” he added. “I've already started looking in to how I can enroll early and help the Penn State offense.”

Miranda said the recruiting process now is over for him, no matter who comes calling.

"I am done with visits,” he stated. “Even if … Ohio State offered me, it wouldn't change my commitment. I am fully committed to Penn State and the staff."



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