Saturday, 3 July 2010

Jack Miller

Name: Jack Miller           

Location: Toledo, Ohio  

Position: OL (Guard or Center)

Ratings:  Scout – 3*, Rivals – 3*, ESPN – 3*

Recruitment: The third commitment from Ohio, Miller ended up with around 20 scholarship offers, but Michigan was one of the later ones. UM was an offer he always wanted, and he received it whilst on an unofficial to Ann Arbor. In the end he chose between Michigan and Boston College, eventually committing to the Wolverines on June 29th, which would have been his late father’s 42nd birthday.

Offers: Michigan, WVU, North Carolina, Stanford, Pitt, Cincinnati, Boston College, MSU, Northwestern, Kansas and a few others.

Stats: Actually listed as a defensive recruit on most major sites, he was recruited to play on the O-line at Michigan, possibly at Center as he has experience snapping the ball. The coaches didn’t rule out the possibility of him helping out on the D-line though. Listed at 6’4 265lbs. As a junior he had 12 sacks on defense.

ESPN Analysis: Miller is a good sized kid who could fit at several spots in college. Has the frame to play inside on defensive line, which is where he is best suited. Offense is an option. Uses his strength and physic to dominate in run blocking, but must watch his pad level. Provides a lot of versatility to a team, but defense should be his focus going into college.

Improvements:  General stuff, technique, strength, and perhaps just more focus on offense instead of defense.

Film Highlights: Link here 

Final Thoughts: Most likely heading for a redshirt when he gets on campus, will have to catch up with other more experienced O-Lineman, but could develop into a starter down the line.  

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