With one brother as a former Big XII receiver and another getting ready to start on the offensive line in the Big Ten, Metuchen (N.J.) 2017 prospect Devin Miller has interest in both.
Miller is the next name out of Metuchen, and can expect business to pick up tomorrow at the start of the spring evaluation period. The younger brother of former Oklahoma receiver DeJuan Miller and Rutgers guard Dorian Miller, Devin Miller sees himself as a tight end or defensive end at the college level.
“From a football aspect, I have two guys that can pretty much tell me anything from a scheme or technique standpoint,” said Miller, who heads into his junior year at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. “As far as recruiting, I can ask what they like at their school, what they wish they had, what I should look for out visiting other schools. It’s great.
“It’s weird. Ever since I was seven or eight being a ball boy for Dejuan, I never thought I would be at this level but now I’m here. I’m glad that I have a chance to play at the same level they did.”
Miller holds an early verbal offer from Rutgers, where he visited last week during a packed recruiting day on campus.
“That visit was great,” Miller said. “It’s always good to see Dorian live at practice up close. It’s easy because he’s so close. I got to talk to coach [Kyle] Flood right before practice. Everything is great.”
Outside of Rutgers, Miller could camp at Penn State and Boston College this summer. He remains open to any school, and will plan his schedule around which schools recruit him hardest during evaluation.
“I’m going to wait and see which schools come by after their spring games,” Miller said. “We’ll see who shows the most interest. I’m just going to wait and see.”
Spring evaluation begins tomorrow, and Miller is ready to showcase his offseason improvement.
“I’ve just been lifting and running routes,” Miller said. “I’m trying to get ready for as many camps and workouts as I can for the future. I’m 100 percent [focused on] football.”