West Virginia got a tremendous steal out of three-star defensive end Julian Miller out of Columbus (Ohio) Beechcroft. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder might be a little underweight now, but he's big on talent. His film was one of the most impressive defensive films of anybody in the Buckeye State.
He committed to the Mountaineers back in August and it doesn't look like he's looked back since.
"Not as much has been going on," he said. "I was getting a few calls for about two weeks after I committed, and then it stopped. My coaches from West Virginia have been calling me. I'd say I'm as solid as you can probably get."
Miller said about the only thing that could get him to change his mind would be if a team like Ohio State offered, but even then he'd have a hard time turning his back on WVU that's been with him since day one. He picked West Virginia over early offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana and Louisville.
"It's very, very exciting thinking about playing at West Virginia," he said. "I'm hoping it goes the way I'm hoping it does. But if it doesn't go exactly the way I want, just getting to play is like a highlight to me.
"I plan on going on November 10th, which is a Friday and then stay overnight and see the game against Cincinnati on the 11th because I know for sure that I'm going to the game on the 11th. My official visit won't be until December. It's real close to being set. We talked about when I come in for the game setting up that visit."
So how has the season gone so far?
"This season defensively has been pretty steady," he said. "I've been doing what I'm supposed to do for my team coming through and everything. Offensively, it's like I'm a whole other person. People didn't expect me to do this well on offense at tight end.
"I want to say I have like eight sacks. I'm pretty sure I'll win first-team all-city. I'm hoping to get all-district. And at least mentioned in all-Ohio. If not I wouldn't upset, but kind of disappointed."