Miller Runs Down Favorites

Metuchen, N.J., wide receiver DeJuan Miller figures to be one of the top wide receiver prospects in the Northeast this year and the interest he is drawing proves it. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound product of Metuchen High has only one written offer thus far but is gaining interest from as many as 13 other schools.

“I have an offer from UConn, that is my only written offer,” DeJuan Miller said. “I have heard from Rutgers, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Duke that they will all be offering very soon.”

In addition to those who are deemed closest to offering, Miller commented on a few other schools that have been showing interest. “I am also hearing from Minnesota, North Carolina, Illinois, Boston College, Louisville, Penn State and Pittsburgh,” Miller said. “I forgot to mention that Penn State is close to offering as well in the next few weeks.”

Miller realizes that it is early in his recruitment process, but that didn't keep him from naming his three favorites.

“My favorites right now are Oklahoma, Rutgers and Penn State,” Miller said. “Among those three, none of them have an edge right now.”

Miller also commented on what his three favorites bring to the table that makes them stand out.

“I like Oklahoma because that was always a team I dreamed about playing for,” Miller said. “I have family, pretty much all of my family, in Oklahoma so it is kind of a home away from home.

“I also like Rutgers because they are close to home and I know a lot about them; there is really nothing new that I can see there,” Miller said. “I know I could play right away at Rutgers and it is a good school.

“Penn State is a favorite too because of the rich tradition, same as Oklahoma,” Miller said. “They are also close to home so I could be close to my immediate family and friends. I could go home easily on spring break or my friends could come to visit, stuff like that.”

Metuchen High has been host to coaches from several programs this winter.

“We have had coaches from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Boston College in here,” Miller said. “I really can't remember all the coaches' names because there were so many.”

Miller will return the favor this winter and spring by taking visits of his own to some of the schools recruiting him.

“I went to Rutgers' Junior Day last weekend,” Miller said. “I will be going to Junior Days at Penn State and Oklahoma. I am also planning on visiting some other schools like Ohio State and Pittsburgh at some point.”

Finally, Miller commented on his assets as a receiver and his stats from last year.

“I think my assets would be that I have great hands,” Miller said. “I am a smooth route runner and I am not afraid to go across the middle. I guess you would call me a physical receiver. I have good, not great speed, but I am pretty athletic and I can jump.”

Miller stood out last year at Metuchen in his junior campaign with 29 catches for 581 yards and eight touchdowns. Look for more on Miller as he visits other schools this winter and spring.


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