Pre-evaluation Rivals 100 linebacker Jarrell Miller has piled up the offers over the last few weeks including ones from the ACC and SEC.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder has picked up five new offers from Miami, Florida, Boston College, North Carolina and Wake Forest. What did Miller think of the offer from the Hurricanes?
"I was like, wow. I thought my coach was playing with me. I thought he was talking about Miami of Ohio and I said, is that for real the Hurricanes and he was like yeah," he said. "I was really happy about that offer."
Miller also picked up an offer from Florida.
"One of my heroes played there, Emmitt Smith. They are big-time football, especially the colleges in Florida, they are real big time. I was excited about that too. I talked to coach Gonzalez the other day and that was really cool."
The linebacker also picked up offers from three other ACC schools.
"Coach Willis at Boston College is cool, he's an exciting coach and he's real about everything. He was excited and told my coach they were going to offer. He's a former NFL player too," Miller said. "At first, I didn't think North Carolina was going to offer because I thought everybody who goes there has like 4.0 GPA's and they are really smart. I think UNC is big-time with Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers and a lot of my former teammates play there.
"The Demon Deacons are a good school. I don't know a lot about them, but I was excited when they sent me a letter and when they offered."
Miller is taken back by the interest he's seen in recruiting.
"I was surprised by the offers that have come in," he said. "I would have never thought this would be happening to me when I was younger, that I would get offers from all these schools. I want to make the best of it and I don't want to take this chance for granted. I'm happy about it and I'm excited and my family is excited. All my family and friends ask and suggest where I should go to school and everyday I get asked 'do you know where you're going yet?'. I think I'd like to do my decision before Signing Day at the All-American game if I can make it there and pull my hat out at the game. That's where I want to decide because I watched it on TV last year."
Currently all the schools are the same for Miller right now as he has no favorites.
The only visit recently for Miller was a trip to Blacksburg last week to see the Virginia Tech spring game.
"I was surprised that that many people showed up for a spring game, that was wild," he said. "They had a whole side of the stadium of orange and maroon and a kid even came up to me asking for an autograph thinking I was a Tech football player. I'm cool with a lot of the players there too. Jonathan Lewis and Macho Harris and coach Hite, he's my dog right there."
As for this summer, Miller plans to attend four or five camps including ones at Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech and North Carolina and maybe at Tennessee.
During the offseason Miller is keeping busy running track.
"Track is going good, I qualified for regionals in both of my events and it's not even the halfway point of the season," he said. "My coach stays on us and makes us do drills a lot until we got it down, but it pays off though."
Besides that Miller is also lifting weights during and after school.
As for next season, Miller doesn't want to get too far ahead of himself.
"I don't really know what to expect for next season," he said. "I'm trying not to jump too far forward. I want to really win the state championship and beat Varina, but we just have to focus on the present. We are doing our work now and that'll build to what we want to do next year."
Miller was named all-district, all-region, all-metro and second team all-state as he recorded 80 tackles, 12 for loss and one sack.