Ohio State landed its second commitment from Georgia this cycle when Buford four-star center Harry Miller pledged his services to the Buckeyes on Sunday afternoon during a seemingly unexpected weekend unofficial visit.
Due to unforeseen circumstances our mission team is currently unable to travel to Nicaragua. I was planning on making this announcement with the kids from our school, but I am excited to announce I have committed to THE Ohio State University.#GoBucks#PrayForNica @Mission4Nica pic.twitter.com/CyZfRCaRGD— Harry Miller (@harrymiller76) June 10, 2018
The Miller File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6-foot-4, 310 pounds
- Pos: C
- School: Buford (GA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★
- Composite Rank: 2 (C)
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Miller is considered the second-best center and No. 36 prospect overall in the Class of 2019. He picked Ohio State over finalists Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame and Stanford.
This weekend’s visit marked Miller’s fourth time on campus since the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship last June, as he also attended the loss to Oklahoma in September and then made another unofficial visit in mid-January. Miller also took an official visit for the Spring Game in April.
It was during the visit over Martin Luther King weekend that the program made a significant move in Miller’s recruitment, as he spent a considerable amount of time with head coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator/area recruiter Ryan Day, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and director of player personnel Mark Pantoni. Most of the conversation revolved around the staff’s plan for Miller on and off the field, and he also met with academic advisors and hung out with members of the current offense line, which gave him a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a Buckeye.
A few weeks later, Miller listed Ohio State among his Top 5 and set an official visit for the Spring Game.
“We’ve gotten really close with a lot of the coaches. It was really just a good time to hang out with them over the weekend.” Miller told Eleven Warriors, referring to his most recent trip to Columbus. “They tell me that I’m a very high priority and they want me to come in and help them compete for another national championship.”
Miller plans to major in mechanical engineering in college, so it should go without saying that academics played a significant role in his decision. The staff has put a lot of emphasis on what the program and the university as a whole can do for him off the field during his official visit.
“Besides the high-caliber football [they put on the field], we talked a lot with the Dean of Engineering, doctors, professors and people involved in academics,” Miller said. “That’s really the biggest thing, to weigh the balance of football and academics.”
Miller actually committed to the Buckeyes during the above-mentioned official visit, but was set to publicly announce his decision during his annual mission trip next month. Safety concerns will prevent him from returning to Nicaragua this summer, though, so he shared the news Sunday afternoon.
“I don’t want to just make a decision for a couple Saturdays now,” Miller said. “I want to make a decision that will not only benefit me, but will also help with the ministry I’m involved with.”
Miller becomes the 10th member of Ohio State's Dynasty '19 recruiting class, joining West Virginia four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester and Mentor three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby in the trenches.