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Miles schedules Purdue visit

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Canton (Ohio) McKinley defensive end Antoine Miles heads to Kentucky this weekend for what appeared to be a final, decisive official visit for the three-star prospect. But now, Miles has scheduled a second official visit in January and is considering a third.
"I have Kentucky this weekend and the next weekend I am going to Purdue," Miles reported. "My coach told me Purdue was interested in me, but at the time I didn't think much of it. I got a call from them a week before Christmas and they told me they wanted to offer me. Then, we set up an official visit."
Although Darrell Hazell was at Kent State University, 40 minutes from Miles' home in Canton, prior to taking the head coaching job at Purdue, the three-star defensive end said he had not run across him on the recruiting trail prior to the Boilermaker's recent interest.
Miles was connected to members of Mark Stoops' current staff at Kentucky, and had set this upcoming weekend's official visit last month.
"Going into this weekend, it should be a fun weekend," Miles said. "I just want a chance to get a feel for the campus, the whole coaching staff and just see how the situation fits for me there."
Tight ends coach Vince Marrow is Miles' primary contact at Kentucky, but he has also had discussions with Stoops since the Wildcats started recruiting him.
"I really have been talking to the head coach more about my impact on the team," Miles said. "He was telling me about the defense and how their fast defensive ends made a big impact. He wants me to be that role player and make an impact."
Miles had made a brief commitment to Nebraska last month, but said they are "not an option anymore." One additional school is potentially in the mix to receive a late January official visit, but Kentucky and Purdue stand the best chance at landing Miles services.
"I would say those are the top two right now," Miles said. "West Virginia is trying to set a visit with me for the 25th, but I want to talk to the head coach before I go down there. Me going down there is a possibility."
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Miles finished his high school career with 73 tackles including 17 for loss and 12 sacks as a senior.
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