No. 86 defensive end wants offer

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The Tennessee Volunteer staff continues to attract prospects enough to lure them to Knoxville on their own dime for unofficial visits and camps this summer despite a five-win 2012 season.

One prospect that is extremely high on the Vols and hoping for an offer is three-star defensive end prospect Jaylen Miller, but he just hasn't done enough quite yet.

"I talked to the defensive line coach and I talked to coach (Jay) Graham," Miller told InsideTennessee. "Coach Graham and I talk all the time. Coach Graham wants me here, but he told me that he doesn't make the decision and he has to talk to the head coach."

The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder was on campus for the second time at Tennessee, but this time around things were different than stepping on Rocky Top as a tenth grader.

"The trip today went real well," he said. "I visited the academic center and came for the camp and it was really nice.

"I have been here before in tenth grade. It seemed different because I am older now. It was nice. The new facilities they are building now. It was really nice and everything was very accessible."

Miller, who finished his junior season with 10 sacks, bench presses 350 pounds, squats 515, and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds for the Vols coaching staff.

What will really be a key role in landing the No. 86 defensive end in the 2013 class according to FoxSportsNext? Atmosphere.

"The atmosphere, do you feel at home and comfortable when you come here," Miller said. "I am pretty sure every school has a great academic program. Basically, it is just about whether you feel comfortable."

Miller, who has visited both Tennessee and Wake Forest, has plans to visit Georgia, North Carolina and Clemson, but so far two schools are standing out.

"The schools that are standing out are really just the ones that I have visited," he said. "Wake Forest stands out and Tennessee definitely stands out. I am interested in Tennessee right now."

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Chris Price is a staff writer for He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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