- Craig Haubert, ESPN Staff Writer
If you thought you heard Rutgers made some big news Tuesday you were right as they landed a verbal commitment from top twenty five guard prospect Dorian Miller (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen). Oh, and you may have heard they are also moving to the Big Ten which might have gotten some headlines as well.
As far as the addition of Miller, this is a good pick-up for Rutgers. They signed a good offensive line class last year and now bring into the mix a prospect with good physical tools to develop into a well-rounded guard at the college level. Likely won’t be an immediate contributor and may not even end up being one of the top guys for them in the trenches amongst some of the recent OL additions they have made, but the big man displays room to get better and good ability to be a guy who can line up and get the job done.
On a big day for the Rutgers program, Miller was a nice in-state keep. Some very good in-state prospects have gotten away and Rutgers still needs to do a better job of more consistently keeping some of those players at home. Their move to the Big Ten may aid them in doing more of that in the future, but in the present the Scarlet Knights have done a solid job in their own backyard. Now with Miller on board the top six commitments in their top 40 class, all of whom are either four-star or high three-star prospects, hail from the Tri-state area with five of them being in-state kids.