"I think it went well," Miller said on the completion of his freshman season. "I mean, it's a lot of learning and it's different from little league football. I knew it was going to be tough to play as a freshman because I'm not as strong as 18-year olds playing as a 14 year old. It was good to learn and to be able to play."
Miller recorded 50 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a freshman defensive end. He will add tight end to his repertoire as a two-way player next season at Metuchen. Miller has no preference of position at this point, he said.
"I really don't know yet," Miller said. "I've always loved playing defense a little more, but since I haven't played too much tight end at all in high school, I couldn't tell you.
"My strength needs to improve and learning how to play tight end. I'll practice sometimes taking reps, but I need to be ready to play both ways this year."
While learning the tight end position, Miller can turn to two former Scout.com four-star prospects in his older brothers.
"It helps a lot," he said. "They've both already been through it. They're great about me coming home from practice and they can answer pretty much any question I have as far as anything."
He saw one of his brothers, Dorian Miller, in action Saturday during the first padded practice of spring. Miller was one of many recruits on campus for the event, joined by his father.
"It's been good to see everything," Miller said. "I get to see him play. I've been able to be around it a lot, and it's cool for me. I'm familiar with everything at Rutgers already because Dejuan and Dorian both visited a lot, but it's cool to see him out there."
Miller lives less than 20 minutes from the Rutgers campus, and has relationships dating back to his eldest brother's recruitment.
"I like what coach [Kyle] Flood is doing for Rutgers," Miller said. "I don't think he gets enough credit, honestly. … My brother likes him a lot, especially because he was the o-line coach before. My brother likes it, so he's the one that's playing for him. If he likes him, I like him."
Devin Miller has three more seasons to go for Metuchen before college, but can expect his recruitment to heat up this summer.
"Playing college football is not that far away," he said. "It's good for me to see that, I think. It's someone I know, like my brother, is playing college football. It motivates me.
"… It's very exciting. I know that I have to do what I have to do in the classroom first if I want to be able to get looks and hopefully offers in the end."