October 29, 2009

Miller makes the call

It only was a matter of time for Canton McKinley defensive end Steve Miller to pull the trigger and on Thursday evening the time was right and the Buckeyes landed their second commitment for the class of 2011.

"He called coach Jim Tressel at 5:45 this evening and committed to the Ohio State University," McKinley head coach Ron Johnson told BuckeyeGrove.com just moments ago.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder will surely be mentioned in the argument for top players in the state of Ohio in the class of 2011 and it is obvious to see why with the combination of football 'quicks' and strength that Miller possesses.

"Stevie is very proud and very happy and ready to keep playing some football. We have a big one this weekend," Johnson said.

All too often the term of a Jim Tressel-type recruit gets thrown around but according to Miller's head coach it sounds as if Miller will be a perfect fit in the system at Ohio State, a system that doesn't always revolve around football on the field.

"The thing that makes him most special is his desire and willingness to be coached in every facet of his life," Johnson said. "He wants to be coaches on the football field, he wants to be coaches in workouts and wants to be taught in the classroom."

And what is it on the field that makes Miller such a great player?

"His leverage and length, he is 6-foot-4, 235-pounds and just so very explosive," Johnson said. "He has the span to keep people out of the core of his body and it makes it hard for people to block him.

Of course we will effort to get Miller on the phone to hear about his big decision


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