Rutgers hosted an important visitor this weekend in Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway three-star defensive back Henry Miller. Miller used the full 48 hours of his official visit to get a deeper look at the program.
That visit included both a trip to nearby New York City and a seat on the 50-yard line for the sold-out battle with No. 1 Ohio State.
“I had a good time,” Miller said. “I liked the environment at the game, and the way they competed hard against the best team in college football. They showed me something. They believed. … I liked how it was a family.”
Miller keyed on the defense during a 49-7 loss to Rutgers, and left with a good overall impression with many young players that earned on-field opportunities.
“It doesn’t make a big difference but it’s cool that they don’t really care about how much you’ve played as long as you [work hard],” Miller said on freshman starters. “… It’s my first official visit, so I don’t know what else to expect at my other official visits. I learned a lot and it was a great experience but that’s really it.”
Miller visited New York during the trip to Rutgers.
“It’s definitely different,” he said. “It was kind of weird. Everybody is walking around in that crowd. But it was cool.”
Former teammate Isaiah Wharton, who started his seventh game as a Scarlet Knight, hosted Miller for the weekend.
“It was good to see him,” Miller said. “It was the same as when we were back home playing. He was just telling me about Rutgers and about how much he likes it. We were talking about what they do every day and what’s good.”
Miller got along well with the coaching staff, including defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson and defensive end coach Jim Panagos.
“They were all great guys,” he said. “They’re the same as they were on the phone. They told me about everything at Rutgers and how it’s a family. I liked that a lot.”