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Miller is next in line at Dwyer

West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer is coming off a Class 4A state championship and has three of the top prospects in the state in Nick O'Leary, Jacoby Brissett and Curt Maggitt. However, when watching the Panthers practice, it is another player that immediately jumps out to any observer.
This spring Patrick Miller transferred across the street from The Benjamin School, a tiny private Class 1A program. The class of 2012 prospect played as a 6-foot-6, 225-pound sophomore defensive end there but now stands at 6-foot-7 and 255 pounds. He has the look of a prototypical offensive tackle.
"I'm mainly hearing from schools about playing offensive tackle, left tackle," Miller said. "That's what they all say I should play because of my frame. I've had a couple good practices at defensive tackle, too, so I'm probably going to play both ways this year."
This summer Miller had the chance to attend camps at three in-state schools and impressed at each place.
"I went up to Friday Night Lights (at Florida)," he said. "I went to Florida State and I was at the Miami camp also. I was really happy with my performance at the Friday Night Lights camp. I thought I did really well.
"I talked to the offensive line coach at Florida and he said he really liked me. He liked my build and he liked how I was doing. He said he wanted to see more of me."
Other schools have taken notice of Miller as well.
"I see a lot of schools around here," he said. "They're always looking at Nick and Curt and all them. My coach says they see me and ask about me.
"I've talked to the coach at Wisconsin. I guess coach D (Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels) knows their head coach. The Wisconsin coach was out here at a couple of practices and watched me. South Florida was out here at a couple of practices. I talked to their d-line coach. Coach D would know more about who all is recruiting me. I'm just hoping to have a really good season and see what happens from there."
Thought it is still very early in the recruiting process for the junior lineman, Miller admits that a few schools stand out at the moment.
"I'd like to hear from Ole Miss," he said. "I like Ole Miss a lot. Florida and Florida State too, I like them a lot. With Ole Miss, I've just always liked the Rebels."
For now, the big lineman is simply working on adjusting to a new team and higher expectations.
"It's a lot more intense," Miller said of Dwyer. "They demand a lot more from me but you just have to do it and it gets easier as you go.
"We have a lot of talent on the team so we should be pretty good. I don't really feel like there's too much pressure. We should be good as a team and I feel like I should do pretty well both ways."