LB Christian Miller decommits from Florida

By Adam Silverstein
May 17, 2013

One of three players that committed to the Florida Gators on Feb. 16 during its popular Junior Day event, four-star Rivals100 linebacker Christian Miller (Columbia, SC) officially decommitted from the team on Friday, according to ESPN‘s Kipp Adams and InsidetheGators.com‘s Blake Alderman.

The son of former South Carolina starter and nine-year NFL LB Corey Miller, he undoubtedly took his father’s advice when initially making his pledge. The older Miller was coached by Florida defensive line coach Brad Lawing when both were at USC.

Miller registered 14 sacks during his junior campaign at Spring Valley High School and was the third-highest rated player in the Gators’ 2014 recruiting class (No. 91 overall). He was the only linebacker and one of just three defensive players committed.

The offers continue to stack up for Miller with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee and TCU all having spoken with him this spring, according to Rivals. Though Miller has reopened his recruitment, he has made no indication that Florida is out of the running for his services. Miller always planned to take multiple official visits.

3 Comments

  1. Michael Jones says:

    It’ll take a special kind of competitor to be willing to try and compete for playing time on our defense, particularly with all of the talent that we already have there. And that’s the only kind of player we want.

    GO GATORS!!!

  2. Marlex says:

    I hope Miller makes the best decision for himself and I hope he does come to Florida to be a Gator. But, once again we hear about a kid committing to a school when he “always planned” to make additional official visits. That is really a trend that needs to stop.

    Sure, I can understand players having second thoughts; this is a huge decision which will very likely impact the rest of their lives. And I’m sure a big part of it is pressure from family and the college coaches they’re visiting, but the cynical side of my has to ask whether some of these kids (and I’m not saying it was the case here) commit early just to drum up interest from other schools.

    But really, is it really that hard to ask they wait until they finish their official visits to commit? Or if not, cancel them after committing.

    • Michael Jones says:

      It’s kind of like getting engaged with the condition that between now and the wedding date you’d still like to see other people.

      But, as with so many other things that represent old fashioned character, the value of a man’s word has been devalued these days, so this kind of thing is to be expected in our narcissistic society.

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