Nation's #4 LB Opens Up Recruitment

Christian Miller has had a change of heart. The four-star linebacker is no longer committed to Florida, so find out if the Gators are out of it, why he opened things back up, who he is considering, and more here...

Christian Miller committed to the Florida Gators on February 16, but about three months later, Miller decided that he was not ready to completely shut the door on the recruiting process.

"Florida did nothing wrong first of all," Miller told Scout. "I still have a lot of interest in Florida, but I want to visit other schools too. I want to see other places and I did not feel right about that while being committed.

"I decided to open things back up, take a step back, and just see what other schools have to say. I just did not feel it would be fair to Florida if I went out visiting other schools while being committing to them. I am completely open to all schools now."

The Gators will continue to pursue this 6-foot-3, now 215-pound linebacker out of Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley.

"Coach Will Muschamp has already told me that I am going to get tired of hearing from Florida. Coach Muschamp told me he that he wants me at Florida, that Florida is going to keep recruiting me hard, and that they will get me back."

The Gators getting Miller back on their commitment list is a possibility, but them getting the elite linebacker back on their campus is a definite. Miller will visit UF over the summer.

He will visit other schools too.

"I will get to Alabama again to visit. They have been coming really hard after me lately, so I want to get back over there. I will also get to Tennessee for a visit. UCLA is a possibility too. I may visit them when I go out to The Opening this summer. I want to see some different schools."

Those visits will be the beginning for the No. 4 outside linebacker in the country. He is starting over and he will not rush into another decision.

"When I commit again, it will be over for me," Miller said. "My next commitment is my last, so I am taking my time.

"I will be taking my official visits before I make my decision this time. I will be a little smarter about things, I will see different places, and I will find the right school for me. I will go where I feel most comfortable in the end."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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