Sign him and Hamilton up.
An Interview with Jack Miller
Jack Miller is a versatile athlete out of St. John's Jesuit, in Toledo, Ohio, who just added a new offer to his list. Jack was in Ann Arbor two days ago, and received an offer from the Wolverines. This was an offer Miller was hoping for, and was very excited about it.
He's versatile, currently plaing on the defensive line for his team, but Michigan happens to be recruiting him for the offensive line. Here's a look at his film, and what he had to say about Michigan.
TOM: Who from Michigan have you mainly been in contact with?
JACK: Coach Tall recruits Toledo, so it's mainly been him.
TOM: How did this offer come about, and how many are you up to now?
JACK: I visited up there today (yesterday, June 14th), and they offered me. I have somewhere around 20 or 25, something like that.
TOM: With all those offers, where does Michigan rank in there?
JACK: They're pretty high up there, that's for sure. I'm still processing everything, but it's safe to say that Michigan and Boston College are my top two. I've taken a visit to Boston College already, too, so now I just have to figure out which school is the best place for me. I'm actually best friends with Ray Hamilton, too, so we've talked a little about it. We've been best friends since first grade. Our approach is to find the best place individually for us. If that turns out to be the same place, then that will be cool.
TOM: When do you think you'll know?
JACK: I have the offers I want, so it's time to decide. I'm really going to thin it out this week, and I'll hopefully have the decision made by the end of the week.
TOM: Where does Michigan see you fitting in?
JACK: They'r recruiting me for offensive guard, or center. I'm comfortable on the offensive side, and I really like the idea of playing offensive line for them.
TOM: Oh, wow. What is your height and weight right now, then? I think there's some varying numbers out there.
JACK: Yeah, I'm at 6-foot-4, and I weigh 270-pounds right now.
Good job on the interview. I like how RR is trying to recruit athletic OL prospects, plus this one has preety good size to grow in. Seems like we are getting on many OL prospects mind lately, just heard Hobi Cyrus wants to visit ND and UM.
Yeah, this kid is both big and athletic, great combo for our offense. I'm surprised he's not rated higher, based on his measurables plus his offer list. Bringing Ray Hamilton along wouldn't be a bad thing, but they are both pretty high on BC (surprising, considering Hamilton's offer list).
I imagine Miller will be the next "Hello" post on MGoBlog.
Hopefully this will start the ball rolling with offensive line recruiting, since we could use about 5 of them.
Hopefully we land him and that convinces Ray Hamilton to come. After that our offensive line recruiting can really start up.
In fairness to him, his post was only 15 minutes after mine. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he spent 18-20 minutes coming up with that comment. It seems like a pretty in-depth analysis.
What I find most interesting/entertaining is that mgovictors never comes back to a post where he is ripped for making a zero value added comment to dispute or defend himself, further leading me to believe that he (it?!) is indeed nothing more than some sort of computer algorithm.
who feel compelled to rip somebody for so-called "zero value added" comments in the first place. What's interesting is that the people who neg his comments never seem to have the courage to actually state why they're negging his comments in the first place, instead preferring to hide behind the anonymity of negging him.
The appellation of "zero value added" can be aptly applied to at least 50% of the total comments on MGoBlog, including most of mine, yet certain commenters seem to be singled out for particular abuse, such as MGoVictors. Does Brian Cook have a bylaw that every comment here has to equal Misopogon or Mathlete or Magnus in terms of detailed, in-depth analysis? If that's the case, then the vast majority of us need to stop commenting.
Maybe MGoVictors thinks that needing to defend his negged opinion that Wooden was the greatest college coach of all time is not worth his time, since the people who negged him didn't seem to be interested in stating who THEY thought the best coach of all time was, or stating what they found objectionable in his comment.
I agree wholeheartedly that not every comment needs to be assessed for its literary merit -- I sure wouldn't want mine to be. But, honestly, if you look at mgovictors's body of work, I think MH's comparison to a computer algorithm is right on the money -- in fact, I'm envious that I didn't draw the comparison first. I also don't see it as an act of "courage" to explain why one might neg his comments, but rather an unnecessary statement of the obvious -- the whole point is that there's nothing "objectionable" in the comments that one could debate, because there's no substance to them in the first place. While all of us might be guilty of "zero value added" comments from time to time, I think there is one clear "victor" of that prize on this blog, and I suspect the vote wouldn't be close.
Somehow, I don't think mgoboard would benefit from everyone stating why they negged someone. That much courage would result in endless posts of people calling each other stupid.
I will openly claim that I neg Mgovictors23 pretty much every time I see him comment. He simply regurgitates information that has already been stated by someone earlier in the thread. I have NEVER seen him express an independent thought or expound on any comment in detail.
For his comments that border on pure stupidity, I neg him.
For his comments that are useless but aren't purely regurgitation, I simply ignore him.
There's my explanation, just in case anyone sees him getting negged in the future. It was me. I did it.
Glad to hear him and Ray are close friends. I agree with Magnus that we could see that.
The most interesting man in the blogosphere.
Thanks again, Tom.
Make me happy. In addition, a short/simple last name like 'Miller' will do wonders to balance the 'Yruretagoyena' that will hopefully be standing next to him.
Sign him and Ray up.
good info TomVH
not to one-up you, but i think i called this offer in a comments section in one of your posts about a month or so back
Interesting that the only real competition is BC. Assuming there must be some personal connection there. Sounds like he will be Blue.
Both St. John's (the high school) and BC are Jesuit schools. Having gone to St. John's, I personally know a lot of really fine students that decided to attend Catholic colleges and universities (Boston College, Notre Dame, Georgetown, etc...) when they could have gone to Ivy League schools.
St. John's makes it a point to instill some core values (like being "Men for Others" by contributing to one's community), and not surprisingly, many students should and do buy into it.
So I wouldn't be surprised if that's their reason. And if that is their reason for liking BC, then I have confidence that these are "high character" kids that we should definitely snatch up.
at St. John's Jesuit is very high. they don't give you those grades; i got B's in religion there and still graduated in the top 20%. 4 degrees later...
it takes dedication to get those grades at SJ. it is an indicator with a fairly high correlation.