July 30, 2012

Miller connects with Galloway and Mac

Duke, LSU, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wake Forest are showing the most interest in Gaffney (SC) defensive end Jaylen Miller.

"I have to contact all of them back, and I've been keeping in touch with Wake Forest and UNC," Miller said. "I've just got to make sure I contact everybody else back. It's not that I'm preferring one over the other it's just that I've got to do one at a time."

He claims scholarship offers from Alabama State, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Marshall, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest.

Lonnie Galloway and Ray McCartney are recruiting Miller for the Demon Deacons.

The 6-foot-2 and 255-pounder, who is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 13 overall prospect in South Carolina, attended, but did not participate in Wake's football camp Saturday, June 2. During his visit Miller spent time with McCartney and freshman quarterback Tyler Cameron.

"Coach Mac and Coach Galloway, we're pretty cool," Miller said. "It's all like family. They treat you like family. Coach Mac and Galloway, they're both fun to be around. They're both some of the best people to be around in my book. They're all around great people."

"They [Wake players] make you feel like you're at home. They don't make you feel like a stranger. They don't make you feel like a freshman or a newbie. They just make you feel comfortable."

Miller has not set a date, but said he is definitely going back to Wake Forest for an official visit. He also plans to make a trip to UNC, but is not sure if it will be an official or unofficial visit.

Gunter Brewer is recruiting him for the Tar Heels.

"I talk to Coach Brewer a lot," Miller said. "He's a great guy."

Miller does not want to favor a school before he has visited every one recruiting him. He is looking to find a school with an academic program that fits him best.

"You've got to feel like you're at home, because you're going to spend four years there. You've got to feel comfortable with everybody. You can't feel like an outsider. The academic program, that's what parents look for."

Miller does not know when he will narrow his list of schools down or make a final decision.

He said his strengths as a player are his quick first step and ability to pass-rush. Miller hopes to stay at defensive end at the collegiate level.

"I do not like inside," Miller said. "Most schools run a 3-4 that I know of. They said I'll be playing outside definitely. NC State, they play a four-man line, but I'd still be playing defensive end. As long as a I'm playing end I'm pretty much comfortable."

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