Offensive lineman Harry Miller sent in his Letter of Intent to Ohio State on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.
Here’s a look at what he could mean for the future of the program.
Weight: 300 lbs
Hometown: Buford, Georgia
247 Composite Rating: 5-star, No. 31 player overall
Position Rank: No. 2 center
When He Committed: June 2018, choosing OSU over Georgia, Stanford, and Notre Dame.
Projection: With Rimington Award winners in 2016 and 2017 and Michael Jordan being named an All-American in 2018, Ohio State has established itself as something of a “Center U” nationally.
Miller is the kind of prospect who has a good chance to keep that legacy going.
A 5-star prospect with offers from a boatload of schools known for identifying and producing premier offensive linemen, Miller has the look of a player who could be a major star down the line.
Miller will not enroll early, instead choosing to arrive in Columbus next summer. He isn’t likely to see significant playing time in 2019.
Redshirt sophomore Josh Myers is likely to start at center, with Jordan sliding back out to a guard spot if he returns for his senior season.
Matthew Jones, a freshman who redshirted for the 2018 season, will also be in the mix for playing time at the position, along with Miller and Myers.
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Assuming one of the returning players wins the starting job, that would give Miller a year in the weight room and to learn line calls before he potentially made a serious run at a spot with the first team.
The offensive line is not an easy area to play as a freshman, and the center position is a particularly tough spot to get on the field early.
However, it shouldn’t be long before Miller starts making a name for himself.