Philly Defender Ready For Jr. Day

Author: Christian McCollum

ShareefMillerDBShareef Miller has several early scholarship offers, but the 2015 Philadelphia is still looking for at least one more.

“I want a Notre Dame offer,” the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Frankford High School said.

“Since I was a kid, that was my favorite college. I just like everything about it. I like the tradition, I like the coaches; I like everything.”

Miller already holds offers from schools like Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Connecticut, Purdue, Cincinnati and Arizona among others.

“Everything is going good for me,” he said. “It’s a good feeling. It feels real good.”

The Irish may not have offered yet, but they have shown some interest.

“They came to my school,” said Miller. “I think the wide receivers coach came to my school and I’ve received a lot of hand-written letters from them.”

Miller had the chance to speak with the coach afterward.

“He wanted to know about my grades and he was saying that I’m a great player,” recalled Miller. “He wanted to know if I wouldn’t mind changing my position to outside linebacker I went to Notre Dame.”

Miller, who’s being recruited as a defensive end by most schools, wouldn’t any issues with playing linebacker in college.

“I think I could do it,” he said. “I’ve just got to work on in. They think I’m athletic enough to change positions. That wouldn’t be a problem.”

In fact, Miller was honored to hear Notre Dame sees him as the kind of prospect who’s athletic enough to play linebacker.

“That means a lot coming from them,” he said. “I never thought they’d contact me or even know who I was, so I was real, real happy to know that they’ve recognized my style of play and my skill.”

Regardless of what position he plays in college, coaches are going to be using Miller, who was clocked at 4.66 in the 40-yard dash at a Rutgers camp, as a pass rusher.

“They like that I get after the quarterback and they like that I’m very fast at the position,” he said. “I’m very athletic and I’m smart. They also like that I’m a fast defensive end, but I’m also aggressive too.”

Miller said he’s already planning to be at the Irish’s Junior Day on March 1st.

“That’ll be awesome,” he said. “I want to tour the campus and stuff like that. I want to try a jersey on too.”

Miller will have a few factors in mind when he’s looking at schools.

“Academics and if I’m comfortable with everything; the school, the coaches, the players. I just want to go to a college where I’ll feel comfortable spending my next four years and getting a great education.”

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