Highland Springs, Va. linebacker Jarrell Miller took a visit last weekend to the North Carolina State-Virginia Tech game. Check out what the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder thought of the trip and see who he plans to take an official visit with.
"I love watching college football and the fans at North Carolina State were crazy," he said. "I also got to see Michael Vick and a couple other players from Virginia Tech's team. I watched the game very closely and I liked the linebackers on both teams and how they played. This was my first time to North Carolina State and I really enjoyed it. I got to talk with coach Diaz and Dunlap. The atmosphere at the game was pretty impressive and there was a lot of hype."
Miller also took note of the Oklahoma loss to TCU.
"I was shocked, really shocked to see that they lost," he said. "Seeing that shows that if you go into a game sometimes the underdog wins. It's just one game though and I don't think the program is going to change in one game. I still think they have a chance to come back and win a national championship. They could go undefeated from here on out."
The four-star linebacker has scheduled his first official visit to Knoxville.
"I know I'm going to Tennessee for sure on October 8th when they play Georgia," he said. "I've always seen pictures of Tennessee when I was younger and I always wanted to go there and check it out. I want to check out the 100,000 seat stadium with screaming fans in it and meet up with an old middle school teacher of mine who lives there too. He's a really good friend and he started me with my work ethic and ideas to be the best. He also helped me in the training room before I went to high school."
Currently, Miller has no other official visits scheduled and remains firm to the fact that all the schools are still even.
Many coaches have been calling the Rivals250 star as well.
"I talked to UVA, coach Fulmer at Tennessee, coach Cavanaugh and Foster from Virginia Tech, Miami's tight end coach and coach Willis at Boston College," he said. "The coach from Miami really caught my eye because I had no idea that guys like Ed Reed, Jeremy Shockey practice with the college players down there. That means I could get a chance to meet Ray Lewis. I was really happy when I was told that and hoping he wasn't pulling my chain. That really opened my eyes to Miami even more."
Another program in the mix for Miller's services is LSU. How have the effects of Hurricane Katrina affected the linebacker prospect?
"That's really bad down there and LSU is still going," he said. "I know LSU will bounce back from the disaster and that shows a lot about their character and a real bright side of their program."
The No. 7 inside linebacker in the country kicks off his season Friday against Woodbridge.
"I'm ready to go. I think as a team we are ready to win," he said. "We've been waiting for this since last December and now it's finally here.
"We had two scrimmages last week and our team did fairly well, but we still have a few more things we need to work on. I wouldn't say I was happy with my performance as I still got a lot of things to work on. I want to have little to no mistakes when I play and I got to continue to work on stuff."
Miller recorded 80 tackles, 12 for loss and one sack as he was named all-district, all-region, all-metro and second team all-state as a junior.