Manning, S.C. linebacker Josh Miller holds written offers from Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech, but one of the two in-state programs has pulled ahead for his services.
Miller, a 6-foot-1, 221-pound linebacker who earned all-area honors as a junior, has the Tigers out in front.
“Clemson is recruiting me the hardest and I’d say they are easily my favorite,” admitted Miller. “They offer me the opportunity to play early and I like the engineering program there.”
Miller has already camped at Clemson as well as taking an unofficial visit to Florida. He has no other camps or visits planned before the season starts, but is in no hurry to rush a decision.
“I’m going to wait until after the season is over before I begin to think about making a decision,” explained Miller. “Right now, the five schools that have offered me would get all five of my official visits, but that can always change if more offers come in.”
Despite rushing for over 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns last season on offense, the majority of schools recruiting Miller want him to play outside linebacker.
“I began playing linebacker late last season,” Miller previously told Rivals. “The coaches may have me play only on defense this season, but a decision has yet to be made.”
What else is Miller looking for in a school?
“I don’t think I want to go too far away from home,” said Miller. “If the out of state programs offer pretty much the same education and game atmosphere, I can’t really see the big draw of playing far away from home.”