When it comes to wide receivers in the Class of 2010 one of the top prospects at this position will be Ricardo Miller. Miller, 6-2 and 203 pounds, is from Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips High School. He has great size, even better speed and is a big play wide receiver.
Last season he was just a backup to Damion Allen, Gary Meyers, and Kenny Shaw. He caught four passes for 75 yards and scored one touchdown. Still, he has two (verbal) scholarship offers from both Michigan and South Florida. This is just a sign that things will blow up for this rising junior this fall.
"I would say Michigan is my number one school," Miller said. "I camped there this summer and that's where they kind of discovered me. I love the atmosphere there. I love the Big House. They have produced some big time players. The coaches and campus are great. It was just an amazing experience for me. I mean it was incredible."
To enhance the maize and blue's chances are his family. He has cousins and grandparents that live in Detroit and Flint respectively.
But he's far from done in terms of recruiting. He has another offer from South Florida after a really strong performance at the USF Sling and Shoot this summer.
"That was really cool. I did well and they (USF) noticed. It was really cool well coach (Jim) Leavitt offered me. That was a great weekend for me."
Before it's all said and done Miller will be one of the top recruits from the Sunshine State and he will have many options. But at this time, it looks like he will leave Florida.
"I am really looking out of state at this time, to be honest with you. I think I just want to experience something new. I wouldn't mind playing for USC, Penn State, Tennessee, Auburn or Penn State."
In addition to the attention he has drawn from the Wolverines and Bulls he says others are recruiting him very hard.
"I talk with Ohio State a bunch. They like my size, speed and hands. I talk with Tennessee as well and they seem to really like me as well."
Still, when it's all said and done, it looks like at this point that Michigan could be tough to beat for Miller.
"I just got a letter inviting me to a game. I am thinking about setting something up so I can fly up later this month and it's something I am looking into it."
Miller and his teammates will play in a fall jamboree (8-29) against Winter Park (Fla.) High School. After that game he may fly up to Ann Arbor. The following week they open up their season against Orlando (Fla.) Edgewater High School.
"Fall camp is going good. The team is shaping up well. I have worked hard on becoming a better wide receiver. I will try and lead the team and preach to the team to do all the things we all need to do to be successful. I don't have to be the big star. I just want to make sure everyone's doing their job. I have to be a good role model."
This summer Miller camped at Michigan, USF and Florida. He carries a 3.7 grade point average.