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Miller pleased with OSU camp showing

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Toledo (Ohio) St. John's offensive guard Matt Miller boasts a strong offer list, and only planned to partake in one camp this summer. On Sunday he made his way down to Ohio State to work out for the Buckeye's coaching staff.
"When they came in in the spring they told my coach that they wanted to see me at camp," Miller said. "When they used their one call, Coach [Tom] Herman, the offensive coordinator, called me and said they were really interested and Coach [Urban] Meyer had been talking about me. They wanted to see what I had and how I moved, so I looked up the nearest date I could and got down there."
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Miller played both defensive end and offensive line as a junior. He worked exclusively at offensive guard during Ohio State's camp.
"I worked with their o-line GA and Coach [Ed] Warinner, the offensive line coach. They had a lot of other coaches down there from the MAC, so it was definitely good coaching. It was real positive feedback. At the end we had a position-specific race and I won it for the o-line, so they really liked my speed and athleticism.
Several offensive line prospects were working at Ohio State's camp to earn an offer from the Buckeyes, and Miller expects to learn their short term plans for recruiting him later this week.
"Coach Herman told me they are going to have a meeting [Monday] when they are going to decide what they are going to do with me," Miller said. "On Tuesday I am going to be making a call over there and see what's going on."
Also on Sunday, Miller spoke with West Virginia assistant coach Bill Bedenbaugh. The Mountaineers are another program considering the three-star lineman for an offer.
"I actually just hung up the phone with Coach Bedenbaugh," Miller said. "He's definitely interested and thinks I am a guy who could definitely play at West Virginia and could fit with them, so he's excited about me. Similar to some of the other situations I am involved with, though, it is just a numbers game."
Miller does not plan to attend any more camps this summer, but he does expect to take several unofficial visits in the coming months.
"I definitely plan on visiting Wisconsin and Iowa, hopefully in the next few weeks," Miller said. "I think those are two places that are high on me and I am high on them as well."
Among the schools that have offered Miller are Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami and Michigan State. He is not close to a decision now, but has not ruled out making one before the start of his senior season.
"That's something that in a perfect world would happen for me," Miller said. "For everybody it would be easiest if I had it done before the season starts, but I'm not there yet. I'm still trying to figure some things out and if I am at the same point when the season starts, I'm not going to rush into it."
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