Chomp Chompx2 is the message that Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain sent out when the Gators picked up their second commitment of the day on Friday.
Linebacker Ventrel Miller (6-0, 227, Lakeland, FL Kathleen) is the second commitment of the day as he committed to area recruiter Torrian Gray and Florida.
“I would like to say that I’m committing to the University of Florida,” Miller said.
Gray who is a Kathleen alum himself has been working hard on Miller since the Gators offered him in April.
The two have communicated a lot through Twitter and over the phone and the message from Gray has been how good of a fit Miller is for the Gators.
“Coach Gray has told me that I would be a good fit for them and their defense,” Miller said. ““I like the way Florida plays and how their defense plays too. I watch Florida play on TV.”
Miller is a guy that is very explosive coming down hill into the whole and is a tackling machine in high school. Gator fans will quickly realize that Miller has that big hit potential that they grew accustomed to with Antonio Morrison the last few years.
During his junior year Miller accounted for 104 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries while on his way to being named Polk Preps 2015 defensive player of the year.
With Miller’s commitment the Gators now have ten commitments in the class of 2017 with half of the class being on the defensive side of the ball.
Miller is the first linebacker commit of the 2017 class as the Gators are expected to sign two to three prospects at the position in this class.