Rutgers G Miller Showcases Versatility

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Two years of development before a starting role is the ideal situation for many offensive linemen, and it is likely the path for former Scout four-star Dorian Miller.

Dorian Miller added center to his list of growing spring responsibilities at Rutgers.

The red-shirt sophomore lineman from nearby Metuchen (N.J.) leads in the search for Kaleb Johnson’s replacement at left guard. Miller is also one of four Scarlet Knights in the mix at center after Betim Bujari’s departure.

Junior Derrick Nelson projects to start at center Saturday in the program’s most significant spring scrimmage, but Miller, junior Chris Muller and red-shirt freshman Marcus Applefield could also see time with limited linemen available.

“It’s definitely difference but it feels good,” Miller said. “I feel comfortable enough to go out there and make the calls. At the center spot, you have to lead. You’re really the guy out there that’s directing traffic.”

Miller’s confidence is on the rise as well going into his third season with the program.

“I feel like things are starting to come smoother now,” Miller said. “I’m trying to advance my knowledge and my level of thinking in the game. Not just looking at the four down guys and the linebackers, watching all of the moving parts and really trying to home in on those schools … what I call the advanced knowledge of the game.”

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