Wide Receiver Ricardo Miller Is Michigan's First Verbal of 2010 Class

Ryan JelleyAnalyst ISeptember 30, 2008

Michigan got another verbal commitment Monday, but this one wasn't for their 2009 recruiting class. Instead it was their first of the 2010 class.

This commitment excites you because of the kid's skills while at the same time making you think "no duh." Michigan picked up another amazing Florida athlete, this one in the form of Dr. Phillips junior receiver Ricardo Miller. 

Miller has been saying for months that if the Wolverines would offer he would commit. Well, on Monday they offered, and he followed through with his promise.  

Miller told Rivals.com, "I just got off the phone with Rich Rodriguez and he offered me a full ride scholarship to the University of Michigan. I decided to go ahead and commit to them right now. I've always dreamed of playing with the Wolverines, and it seems like right now my dreams are coming true."

Miller has always had interest in the Wolverines because his mother graduated from the university, and this past June he took part in the Wolverines' summer camp in Ann Arbor and loved it.  

"I have a lot of family there and my mom graduated from there, but mainly it was just the atmosphere. I just really liked being up there and I've got good chemistry with the coaches already. The coaches were vocal with me the whole time I was at camp and I felt like I really wanted to come back," Miller said.

"With them going to the spread offense and me being a big-time receiver/tight end, I felt like I could really help the program out with their rebuilding. Michigan is struggling right now, but they won't be like that when I get up there. I feel like I'd be a big help in them winning a national championship and that would be where I could make the biggest impact at a school."

Miller, a 6'3", 203-pound receiver, is one of the most complete receivers around. He has athleticism, speed, size, and amazing playmaking ability. Wolverines fans, this is a guy to get excited about. Does the name Braylon Edwards ring a bell? Well, this kid is eerily similar to Edwards. This kid is great, and he knows it too.

"I feel with me being as tall as I am and as physical as I am it's not likely for a cornerback 5'10" and 180 pounds to get physical with me and stop me. I feel every time I get on the field I am an unstoppable receiver. Otherwise I wouldn't do the things I'm doing right now along with the hard work I put into it on and off the field." 

Miller has been showing off his playmaking ability this season for Dr. Phillips. So far Miller has six receptions this year, four of which have gone for touchdowns, and a total of 125 yards.

Michigan had not been the only college to offer Miller already. He had already accumulated offers from Florida, Stanford, South Florida, and Tennessee—all very tender offers, but none that could match his love for the Maize and Blue.

It is still 16 months before he can make it official, but Miller does not even hint that there is a chance he will waver from his commitment.  

"I feel, after tonight, there is no other school for me,' Miller said. "I felt once I got that offer, basically I'm done. I'm sticking with Michigan. This is what I have been waiting for."

Miller can skip the recruiting process now and focus more on his final two seasons with Dr. Philips.

"Just because I got the offer now, I'm not going to let up at all," Miller continued. "I'm going to keep going as if I haven't even gotten it."

This proves how determined this kid is to be the best. Wolverines fans, be ready for another great receiver in Michigan football history.

This commitment is especially good news because one of Miller's teammates, wide receiver Kenny Shaw, is another 2010 class standout. If the Wolverines offer him, there is a good chance they could land one of the best receiving duos in years.