Four-star OL Miller Still Focused on Three

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. — Metuchen (N.J.) four-star offensive lineman Dorian Miller has his sights set on his first official visit and has a top three at the start of his senior season. Though his team is off to an 0-2 start, Miller continues to play well and stand out as one of the top prospects in New Jersey.

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. — A high-school schedule filled with Saturday games does not make recruiting easy on Metuchen (N.J.) four-star offensive lineman Dorian Miller.

Scheduling official visits has been a challenge, but he thinks he has his first one set – Sept. 29 to North Carolina.

Miller expects to visit UNC for its game against Idaho, saying the only setback is finding a flight that gets him there in time for a possible noon start.

"Visits are really tough and that's one of the reasons I want to take my time in [recruiting]," Miller said. "We don't have lights and most of the team facilities don't have lights. We play all Saturday games. It's kind of rough trying to game-plan official visits, so I need to take advantage when I actually get a Friday game."

Miller saw North Carolina during the summer, but wants a chance to enjoy a game-day environment.

"I'm really excited, especially during the season," Miller said. "Just to get a taste of what it's like on a bigger level. I think it will be really cool just to see the daily routine of how a game is and the ACC atmosphere."

Rutgers and Connecticut round out the top three for Miller, who does not want to make a decision any earlier than November or December. If it were up to Miller, he would make his commitment on National Signing Day, but he understands the process may not allow for that.

Rutgers provides the highest comfort level for Miller, who lives 15 minutes from campus and visits frequently. The change in coaching from Greg Schiano to Kyle Flood changed things for Miller, but he said he loves his contact with the new staff.

"I was getting used to [Flood] being a head coach during the summer, but it really sinks in when you see him on TV," Miller said. "I see him a lot. I think he's getting more camera time than Schiano did. He's a really cool guy. I'm happy he's doing well. … It's a little rough to talk to the coaches during the season, but everything is the same with Rutgers. "

With Rutgers under the lights against South Florida Thursday night, Miller caught most of the game on ESPN.

"It was cool to watch," Miller said. "In the beginning it was a little rough with all of the penalties. Coach Flood went crazy on the sidelines like anyone else would. By they turned it around. It was impressive. They showed a lot of heart to turn it around."

Miller recently spoke with Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni on the phone. The Huskies are showing major interest, but want him to officially visit later in the year.

Seeking to take three or four official visits, Miller said Nebraska is a school to watch. Miller has a top three, but made it clear that he is still on the open market and willing to listen to other schools.

"I'm going to reach out to Nebraska," Miller said. "They're still sending letters and I heard that I was still on their board. I may reach out because I want to keep my options open and explore everything. After that, I'll probably look at visiting anywhere that makes a hard push for me."


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