Miller Adds 3 Offers, but RU Pushing Hardest

Metuchen (N.J.) High class of 2013 offensive lineman Dorian Miller added three offers recently, but one school he visited last weekend is showing the most interest. He spoke to about his recruitment, and why academics will play a big role for him.

Dorian Miller picked up a trio of offers recently as Maryland, Boston College and Connecticut moved into the fray, but Rutgers continues to be the school the class of 2013 offensive lineman from Metuchen (N.J.) High knows best.

The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Miller, whose brother (Dejuan) plays at Oklahoma, got his latest fill of Rutgers during a prospect-filled recruiting day last week.

And one thing that stood out was Rutgers' increased interest in Miller, who was offered by the Scarlet Knights long ago.

"Every conversation I've had with them the last month, I could tell somewhat of a difference," he said. "I felt as if I was a priority because as an offensive lineman, there weren't too many of us there."

The day allowed Miller to see a part of Rutgers he hadn't witnessed so in depth before.

"I saw the academic side of things, which was great because being younger I really didn't pay attention to those things a lot," Miller said. "From an academic aspect, I was really excited about what they had to offer."

Given what Miller has seen with how college careers develop, academics are a big part of his recruitment.

"To be honest, I want to play in the NFL," he said. "Without a doubt, especially after seeing my brother, who's probably not going to get drafted … it shows nothing is guaranteed. And seeing kids in my town not even make it through college, it definitely re-enforces the academics."

Of course, football was also part of the day, from a pre-practice film session with the offensive line and position coach Kyle Flood, to practice.

"We sat in on the offensive line film session of a (recent) practice," he said. "As a football fan …it's exactly what a football fan would like to be in there and doing. I definitely soaked it all in. They run powers and iso and that stuff, which is mainly what we do. I can understand that easily after a couple of minutes."

As for his new offers, Miller didn't know much about the schools.

"I remember with my brother we went up and visited Maryland, but that was under the former coaching staff," he said. "I'm sure things have changed. I have talked to the defensive coordinator before and I also talked to (former assistant) coach (Mike) Dawson from Boston College."

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