To say Ricardo Miller is excited about his recent decision to commitment to the University of Michigan could be the understatement of the year. This junior wide receiver from Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips gets to go back home and play for the maize and blue. Miller, from Flint, Michigan, moved to Orlando when he was five years old. He still has a ton of family in the state.
"I was planning on committing to Michigan when they offered and I knew they would be offering me soon," Miller said. "I talked with coach (Rich) Rodriguez offered me over the phone. They were evaluating me and finally decided to offer. They wanted to make sure I was the guy for the job.
"It's a full ride and this is such a big honor for me and I will treat it as such. I am the first wide receiver for this (2010) class. That really means something to me.
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"I have been watching Michigan since I was eight years old. I am from Flint. I grew up watching all the great players like Charles Woodson and Braylon Edwards. Now I get to play where those guys played. My family up there (in Michigan) is so happy I am going back to play there. And so am I."
Miller, 6-1 and 195 pounds, is one of the top overall prospects for the Class of 2010. Dr. Phillips is 2-1 on the year and they take on University this weekend. On the year he has eight receptions for 135 yards and four touchdowns.