17 in 17: OL Dorian Miller

Rutgers football has 17 signed freshmen in various stages of the enrollment process. Continuing our 17-in-17 series, today ScarletReport.com looks at Metuchen (NJ.) offensive lineman Dorian Miller.

Metuchen (N.J.) offensive lineman Dorian Miller remembers when things were not so good for Rutgers football, which makes his summer enrollment feel like something special. Growing up two towns away, Miller watched plenty of Rutgers sporting events before the turn of the program and cannot wait to play his part.

Miller, who committed to Rutgers the day it announced membership in the Big Ten, is excited to take the field for a new era of football in Piscataway, N.J.

"I think it's really cool," Miller said. "I remember being there when they were playing Marcus Vick and nobody was watching. I could never imagine adding an addition to the stadium plus them playing Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin. It's really exciting."

Miller sees the Big Ten move as another tool for Rutgers to produce and develop NFL talent.

"I think it's big for recruiting," Miller said. "You're competing against the best week-in and week-out so why not? Start early doing it in college and that's how you prepare for the next level."

Miller initially spent time with Rutgers coach Kyle Flood while he was an offensive line coach for Greg Schiano. Flood, who also recruited Miller's older brother, will be a welcome sight at head coach, Miller said.

"We've stayed in touch since I committed," Miller said. "I sent him my prom picture and joked that it looked like Beauty and the Beast. It's great that I can do stuff like that. I know people that have graduated and don't have that same relationship with their coach. I think with what I have already and going to play for him, I feel like we're literally family."

Miller is set to join the Rutgers program as the lone offensive lineman in the recruiting class. A four-star prospect, he projects as a guard or center at the next level.

Miller became close with Rutgers offensive linemen during his recruitment and is ready to join up for summer workouts.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "I'm excited to just be around my teammates. I think everybody is kind of ready to see each other and start up and work hard. I think everybody is just anxious to get started at this point."

For advice, Miller will continue to lean on older brother DeJuan Miller. After a four-star high school career and five years at Oklahoma, the talented wide receiver is at the end of his first season with the Indoor Football League.

"I feel like I've heard about everything that is going to happen," Miller said. "He's been through it and given me plenty of good ideas on what to look for. I feel like with the culture and the intensity of it, I'm ready. I can't say physically that I'm ready because I haven't been through it before, but I think mentally it's not going to be too difficult."

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