Monday, January 21, 2013
Jaylen Miller has standout SEC visit
By Dave Hooker
Jaylen Miller's latest official visit has him considering shutting down the process.
The four-star defensive end from Gaffney (S.C.) High was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Maryland this weekend and Wake Forest on Feb. 1. Now, after his official visit to Tennessee, he's not so sure.
"I'm thinking about canceling but I'm not sure yet," the 6-foot-2, 263-pound prospect said.
Miller has been to Knoxville a handful of times but this was the first time he was able to meet all of the members of the new coaching staff. He also got to spend time with his primary recruiter, Jay Graham, the lone holdover from the Derek Dooley's staff.
Dooley was fired after three losing seasons. He was replaced by former Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones.
"I loved it," Miller said. "I got to know the staff more than I did...I've known Coach Graham longer than any of the other coaches. Now I feel like I know them all the same."
When asked if he considered committing on the visit, Miller said, "It's not that I don't want to commit. I just want to make sure exactly what I want to do."
Miller took an official visit to Georgia Tech on Jan. 11. It appears the Yellow Jackets or any other team will have a hard time pulling Miller away from the Volunteers.
"You know how you go to a school and they tell you all stats and how they did this and that?" Miller said. "When I went to Tennessee, it was about bonding and getting to know each other and explaining how they're going to use me, how I'm going to fit in and how I'm going to stand out."
Miller could be a key get for the Vols, who have struggled to recruit South Carolina. Tennessee has only three prospects from the state. During their highest levels of success, Tennessee was always successful there.
Miller said he didn't know when he would announce his decision. He said it could be as late as national signing day.