September 18, 2012

Miller loves Wake

Wake Forest has positioned itself well in Gaffney (SC) defensive end Jaylen Miller's recruitment.

The Palmetto State prospect made an unofficial visit to Wake Forest Saturday, Sept. 8, and saw the Demon Deacons defeat the Tar Heels 28-27.

"I love Wake. I've been down there a couple of times, and I love it," Miller said. "The coaches are friendly, everybody's friendly. It's like an open kind of an environment. I don't know … [there's] just something about it. I love it."

Lonnie Galloway and Ray McCartney are pursuing Miller for the Deacs.

"Coach Mac and Galloway are the two coolest people to be around," Miller said. "They're funny. We laugh and talk all the time. It's kind of hard to explain. We're real close."

"Wake Forest is recruiting me pretty hard. Wake Forest, Duke, [and] NC State is [recruiting me] pretty hard. Kentucky, I've got to talk to the coaches again from Kentucky. I haven't talked to North Carolina in a while."

Miller added he has not heard from LSU recently, and that he is still interested in Florida.

"I just want to take a few more visits, and later take my official visits," Miller said. "I know I'm going to take one of my official visits to Wake Forest, and I'm probably going to take one of my official visits to Duke and maybe Kentucky. NC State, I was thinking about that one too. I got to see what's good on my schedule, and how my schedule fits with their schedule."

The 6-foot-2 and 255-pounder, who is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 13 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com, has not decided on a destination for his fifth and final official visit.

"[I want to finish my recruitment] as soon as possible, but then again I don't want to make any of my decisions too quick either," Miller said. "I'm taking my time. I'm trying to do the right thing."

Miller added he does not have a timetable for when he will choose a school.

He looks closely at what a team is losing, returning, has coming in on the defensive line, and what position the coaches want to play him at when considering a school.

"Personally I'd love to play on the end," Miller said. "I'm training up. I'm trying to shape my body and gain speed and do everything I can to stay on the outside."

Miller had the best game of his career Friday, Sept. 14 when he recorded 10 tackles, six sacks, a tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a tipped pass.

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