Darrell Miller, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback from Cedar Hill (Texas) High has been blowing up on the national level.
He holds offers from schools such as Boise State, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Fresno State, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Michigan, Purdue, SMU, Texas State, Utah, Wake Forest and Wisconsin .
The nationally rated Ohio State Buckeyes were one of his most recent offers, and it was a major one for him.
He visited Columbus for camp last week and walked away as one of the stars, earning a scholarship offer.
"It meant a great deal," Miller said of the offer. "For them to be No. 1 and DBU right now, it meant a great deal."
He was impressed with the whole experience.
"The Ohio State trip was great," Miller explained. "I got to meet the coaching staff. I had never met coach (Kerry) Coombs in person. It was really great to see him and work with him and Coach Urban Meyer is a real humble guy. I like Ohio State.
Miller has sorted through his current offers and narrowed down his choices to a final five.
"Schools that are standing out to me right now are, of course Ohio State, Tennessee, Boise State, Iowa and Michigan State," Miller confirmed.
He likes Ohio State for its status as a program and the fact that it is DBU, Tennessee caught his eye because they are a traditional SEC power, Boise State made the list for its coaching staff, and Iowa and Michigan State for their hard working, no nonsense styles.
Whichever school gets Miller in the end will be getting a player who likes to get out there and put forth the effort to make himself a solid and consistent performer on the field.
"They are going to get a hard worker, definitely," Miller stated. "A physical guy. A quick guy. A quick twitch-guy. That is what I bring to the table."
7v7 Eval - Miller has always been really good, He and Marcus Green formed one of the state's most under-rated defensive backfields. Their steady presence in both pass protection and tackling helped them shut down some prolific offenses. Miller personally has continued to develop his game on the field and off. He is peaking right now and looked as good as I have ever seen him in the 7v7 at Rowlett. He was playing a physical and confident style and was making great plays on the ball.