Manning, S.C. linebacker Josh Miller, an all-area selection as a running back last season, has received his fifth offer to play linebacker at the next level.
After rushing for over 1,100 yards as a junior and ten touchdowns, the rising senior has seen his playing time begin to switch to the other side of the football.
“I began playing linebacker towards the end of the season last year. Before that, it was all running back for me,” explained Miller. “The coaches have been trying to decide where I will play this fall, but I think I’ll see most, if not all, of my reps on defensive side of the football.”
Miller currently has written offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound prospect is also receiving interest from Georgia, Maryland, and Tennessee.
“I feel I’ve got excellent speed for a linebacker and have good ability to drop into pass coverage,” admitted Miller. He runs a 4.5 in the forty and combines good strength to complement his speed. “The one area of my game that could stand to get a little better is my ability to make tackles in the open field.”
Josh maintains that he is wide open in his recruitment up to this point and has not set a timeline for making a decision.
“I’m pretty familiar with Clemson, having been up their a few times. I know the campus and their coaching staff pretty well,” Miller said. "The linebackers coach from Florida State has also been in pretty constant contact with me so far. I only know a coach or two at the other three schools that have offered.
"I’m just looking for a coaching staff I can work with and a positive campus atmosphere. I’d like to study some sort of engineering in college, so education will play a part in my recruitment as well.”
Miller plans to camp at Florida State and South Carolina this summer and may add trips to North Carolina and Virginia Tech.