Arizona State picks up commitment from versatile 3-star linebacker
Arizona State might be picking up steam on the recruiting trail.
On Wednesday, 3-star San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep linebacker RL Miller announced that he’ll begin his collegiate career in Tempe with the Sun Devils. Miller is ASU’s second public commitment in the last week after going a little over two months without a verbal.
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The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Miller has seen his recruitment pick up this summer as he’s been out and about in California participating in several camps and getting in front of a number of Power Five coaching staffs. He participated in the Sacramento State Mega Camp earlier this summer and left with an offer from ASU.
He traveled to campus a few days later for an unofficial visit and loved what he saw. He told 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman that ASU assistant coach Chris Claiborne played a key role in his recruitment.
“The coaches played a huge key role in my decision,” Miller told Huffman. “I just felt the love and they knew so much about me and my game. I’m excited they can help me get ready for the next level and look forward to continue to build the relationship and family culture with them at ASU. These coaches believed in me from the beginning and for that I’m forever blessed and thankful. Coach Claiborne told my brother in-law and older sister at my unofficial visit that ‘I’m a diamond in the rough.’ He sees I’m the ‘heart and soul’ of my SHC team and that’s why he wants me bad to play for him at ASU. That spoke so much volume to me and my family and I knew there I made the right decision.”
Miller doesn’t yet have a star rating in the industry-generated 247 Composite, but that should change soon with his commitment. The in-house evaluators for 247Sports rate him as the 139th linebacker prospect in the 2023 class. He played safety, wideout, and outside ‘backer for his high school this past season.
You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: