MARIETTA, Ga. – With five games in the books, senior cornerback Dreshun Miller says that the Sprayberry team is performing as well as it ever has. Miller, a 3-star cornerback on 247Sports.com, has contributed two interceptions and several pass breakups to his team’s effort so far and says that a playoff berth is in his sights.
“It actually has been the best start we ever had in our school history,” Miller told Today’s U. “We had a 4-0 start, but unfortunately we took a loss on Friday. It’s been a pretty good start, so the only thing we need to do is finish strong and we will go to the playoffs.”
Standing at 6’2” and 175-pounds, Miller is listed as the No. 72 athlete in Georgia by 247Sports but has the versatility to play any position in the secondary at the next level.
“I would have to say I like getting in the box and I have no problem with hitting,” Miller said. “I’m a man-to-man type of person. I don’t really play off that much, but when I need to I will do the job. I can play safety, I can play corner, and obviously I can play inside. I’m just a ballplayer.”
As a self-proclaimed ballplayer, Miller has seen the majority of his collegiate interest come at the cornerback position, although he is open to switching his position once he gets on a college campus.
“Its been at corner but I have a feeling once I get to college I will gain a little bit of weight,” Miller said. “So I might move to safety but if they want me to play corner then I have no problem playing corner.”
In the past week, Miller picked up two offers—Coastal Carolina and Valdosta—but his recent scholarships are not impacting his focus on Sprayberry’s regular season goals.
“It was exciting,” Miller said. “But it wasn’t too exciting to the point where I lost focus. It was exciting but after a few hours I got over it and I’m ready to get more and help the team go on to playoffs.”
In addition to those schools, Miller has heard a lot from the University of Michigan in recent weeks. Led by new head coach Jim Harbaugh, Miller says several members of the Wolverines’ staff have worked to recruit him thus far.
“I talk to the coach around Thursdays,” Miller said. “He keeps in touch pretty often and checks up on me and sees how my season is going. I talk to coach Partridge, which is the recruiting coordinator for my area, and I talk to the defensive coordinator [D.J. Durkin], but I talk to those two most of the time. I talk to Partridge on Twitter most of the time, but the other coach calls me.”
Although he is located in Georgia, Miller says he tuned in a little over a week ago to watch Michigan’s 31-0 throttling of BYU at home. The defensive backs, in addition to the defense as a whole, were impressive in Miller’s opinion.
“I liked the BYU game because that was just a flat out dominating performance,” Miller said. “They made [BYU] look like they shouldn’t be ranked. That was a good game and I really liked that game. I like how their defensive backs have a lot of swagger and a lot of confidence in themselves. They don’t let things get to them if they get beat. I like that.”
Miller is planning on visiting Michigan’s campus later this fall, although an exact date is not established at this point. Miller is also looking at taking a trip to South Carolina this weekend, and the three-star prospect spoke about his view of the Gamecocks’ program.
“I think they’re going through a lot, but I think they will finish pretty strong,” Miller said. “It’s been pretty good. Coach has been keeping in touch recently. He’s been texting me telling me good luck on my games, stuff like that. I plan on going to the game next week when they play LSU on Saturday. Hopefully they can get a win even though it’ll be a tough one.”
On that visit, Miller will be looking at how the defense plays against a dominant SEC team. With his future likely tied to the secondary, Miller will pay close attention to that specific position group.
“How the defensive scheme is, how they play their defensive backs. I know some of their guys that played defensive back in high school actually play safety now. So, I know they play around a lot because they have a new defensive coordinator from the NFL and I know he’s a very good guy. Hopefully I have a chance to talk to him more and see how they play.”
Click here for a link to Miller’s midseason highlight tape.