Florida adds four-star LB Christian Miller for 2014

By Adam Silverstein
February 16, 2013

Four-star linebacker Christian Miller (Columbia, SC), a member of the Rivals100 for the 2014 recruiting cycle, became the third player to commit to the Florida Gators at Junior Day in Gainesville, FL on Saturday.

Miller, who registered 14 sacks during his junior campaign at Spring Valley High School, joined offensive linemen Travaris Dorsey (Jacksonville, FL) and Benjamin Knox (Deland, FL) as the newest members of Florida’s recruiting class. The Gators now have six pledges for 2014 with Miller on board as just the second defensive player.

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

The Gators gained and lost a Rivals100 member on Saturday. Prior to adding Miller (ranked No. 91 overall), Florida lost four-star defensive tackle Travonte Valentine (Palm Bay, FL). The No. 46-ranked prospect decommitted from the Gators in order to open up his recruitment, a move that was expected and certainly not a surprise.

Florida’s other 2014 pledges include four-star quarterback Will Grier (Davidson, NC), four-star wide receiver Ryeshene Bronson (Fort Myers, FL) and four-star cornerback Duke Dawson (Cross City, FL). All three are ranked on the Rivals250 at No. 18, No. 119 and No. 219, respectively.

Miller’s commitment was first reported by ESPN‘s Kipp Adams.


  1. Ken (CA) says:

    why was valentines leaving not a surprise? Is he a otential academic issue, or just wanted to look around before really maing a final decision?

  2. Fernzpat says:

    2nd to last paragraph supposed to be Rivals 250 maybe? (Sorry, Not trying to be (grammar/content) police…

  3. Fernzpat says:

    Awesome news. I know we are less
    Exciting than others on NSD, but I love having the class pretty much done in advance…. Plus year round recruiting coverage, yeah!

    • Ken (CA) says:

      I don’t mind the less exciting signing days, I like this Texas-like mentality of locking them in early and knowing who you’ve got.about 90% of the UT classes commit on their junior days.

      Adam, What was expected about valentine? Never answered my earlier aquestion

      • He has been looking around for quite sometime and wants to go through the recruiting process. It was just a matter of time before he decommitted. Must have missed your earlier question. Sorry about that.

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