Ethusiasm of the coaches sells Miller

Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley linebacker Christian Miller was the third commitment of the day for the Gators and he committed because it felt right.

“Florida is the best fit for me,” Miller said. “I feel like it was the best fit academically and athletically. I felt really comfortable with everyone and I loved the town and the campus at Florida. It was just the right fit for me.”

When the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Miller told the Gators coaching staff he wanted to commit he got a nice reaction.

“It was coach (Will) Muschamp, coach (Brad) Lawing and coach (D.J.) Durkin in the room,” Miller said. “And I told them I was committing to being a Gator and they all jumped up and starting hollering and were excited.”

Miller said the enthusiasm of the coaching staff was another reason he committed to Florida while on the visit.

“Coach Durkin he is awesome,” Miller said. “He has a ton of enthusiasm and said he was fired up and knew how to use me on the defense. Coach (Jeff) Dillman was another coach full of enthusiasm and the experience he has is great. I’m excited to see what he can do with me and my body and he said he is going to love working with me.”

While talking with Muschamp, Miller was told that he would start at SAM linebacker at depending on how his body develops he could move to the BUCK linebacker position but that he is expected to make a big impact at SAM.

In recruiting now day’s prospects commit and take visits to other schools but according to Miller that isn’t him.

“I’m a solid commit to Florida and I can’t wait to get back down here for a practice,” Miller said. “I don’t plan on taking any visits except maybe an official to a west coast school.”

Miller is the second prospect from the Carolina’s to commit in the Class of 2014 and he says that he and the other member will work together recruiting.

“I can’t wait to meet Will (Grier),” Miller said. “Me and him are going to be recruiting the best of the best. He can recruit the offensive boys and I’ll recruit the defensive boys.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.