One of the best quarterbacks in the 2020 recruiting class is now committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Jack Miller, the No. 3 ranked pro-style quarterback recruit in the 247Sports Composite, officially announced his commitment on Twitter Sunday.
Miller has long been considered close to a lock to end up at Ohio State. The Buckeyes offered him a scholarship more than a year ago, when Miller was just wrapping up his freshman year of high school.
He made the long trip to Columbus on four different occasions since then, including summer camp in 2017, for the Penn State game last fall, and the Spring Game this April.
His most recent visit was for the 2018 Friday Night Lights recruiting event. There, he seemed very much at home, he hugged OSU offensive coordinator Ryan Day and referred to Michigan as “the team up north.”
What was it about Ohio State that appealed to him?
“Just everything,” he said while at Friday Night Lights. “The culture, the coaching staff, the great players they draw in. My chances for life after football too. I mean they’ve got a great program going on.”
He also appreciated the coaching staff’s approach in recruiting him.
“They’re really straightforward and I love that too,” he said. “They don’t just tell me what I want to hear like a lot of these other schools. So they’re just super straightforward. They say like, ‘Hey, you’re going to come in and compete for the job. We’re not going to say you’re going to start because you might not. We don’t want to let you down like that.’ So yeah, they just say you’re going to come in and compete and if you win the job, you win the job.”
Miller’s commitment provides even more long-term stability at a position that was seemingly in flux for the Buckeyes earlier this month.
With the transfer of Joe Burrow to LSU, the Buckeyes are down to three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, and did not yet have one committed for either 2019 or 2020.
Former Michigan State commit Dwan Mathis flipped his commitment to OSU on Sunday, giving the Bucks a 2019 quarterback. Now Miller gives them one for 2020 as well.
Miller has been a star at the high school level from day one. He set Arizona state passing records as a freshman at Scottsdale Christian, throwing for 3,653 yards and 53 touchdowns.
He transferred to Chaparral before his sophomore season, taking a big step up in competition. He played in 10 games as a sophomore, passing for 1,735 yards and 20 touchdowns to just six interceptions.
Miller is mobile enough to get out of trouble and make plays with his legs.
He rushed for 831 yards and 8 touchdowns as a freshman, and then added another 306 yards and 4 scores on the ground last fall. The second play on his sophomore year highlight reel (below) is an 89-yard touchdown run.
That class now ranks as the best in the Big Ten, and as one of the best in the entire nation.
You can see Miller’s sophomore season highlights below.