The undisputed crown jewel of the 2011 class is Miller, the 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound dual threat quarterback from Huber Heights, Ohio. At first glance Miller will remind OSU fans of a taller, less stockier Troy Smith. But don’t confuse Miller with Smith; Miller has big-time wheels (4.47 40-yard dash) and the juking moves of a slot receiver.
Terrelle Pryor’s heir apparent is already a better quarterback than the current OSU starter in the traditional sense of the term: Better footwork, better at going through progressions, better accuracy and the ability to make every throw. What will be worth watching is his transition to a more traditional offense in Columbus. He was mostly in the shotgun in high school, but since he has already enrolled at OSU and will go through spring practice, perhaps he can nip that potential problem in the bud before training camp.
One can fully expect Miller to be the starter in 2012. However, fans will be calling for Miller during Pryor’s suspension in 2011, which stands at five games, but could be reduced. If Miller doesn’t see any action during Pryor absence, bet on Tressel redshirting him so not to waste a year of Miller’s eligibility.