June 15, 2009
Miller knows there is much to be learned
Sunday's camp at Ohio State was not only about players in the class of 2010 with many bright stars of the class of 2011 in attendance as well. One of the brightest stars in the class has to be Canton (Ohio) defensive end Steve Miller. The Canton McKinley star already holds a slew of verbal offers, including one from the Buckeyes, and the soft spoken Miller just was taking things in stride.
Miller already has the look of a college player checking in at 6-foot-4, 230-pounds and it is hard to believe that Miller still has two more years of high school football before he will put his name on the dotted line and make one college program very happy.
"The camp was exciting," Miller said. "I liked coming out and being able to compete."
One thing that Miller was not happy with however was his 40-yard-dash time. He slipped in one of his two attempts at the start and was not able to post a time better than 4.8 seconds.
"I am going to improve and get my time better," Miller said.
During one-on-one drills however Miller shined and had the opportunity to excel coming off of the edge as well as manhandling offensive linemen as he bull-rushed his way to the quarterback (cone).
"I felt like I did alright," Miller said.
College programs feel that Miller is more than just alright and the offers have been coming in for Miller with programs like Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and others promising that a written offer will be coming his way come September 1st (the first day offers can go out for 2011 players). Is there any pressure associated with being thought of so highly by so many schools?
"No, I don't feel any pressure over that," Miller said.
Miller knows even with all of the attention that is being paid to him that there are always things that can be improved upon and that he is far from a finished product on the field.
"I need to work on my stance and start," Miller said. "I need to work on coming off of the ball hard."
But on the other side of the coin there are things that Miller is happy with when it comes to his game.
"I feel that I am doing really well with moving my hands and smacking their hands down and things like that," Miller said.
But don't expect the hard working lineman to stop for even a moment as he continues to learn how to be a great football player and sharpen his skills.
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