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Football Recruiting: N.C. State, Wake Forest host Jaylen Miller


2013 three-star defensive lineman Jaylen Miller is taking a tour of North Carolina schools this weekend, as he will be officially visiting the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as we inch closer to National Signing Day in the 2013 class. These will be the final two official visits in Miller’s recruitment, and it is the last chance for N.C. State and Wake Forest to try and put themselves in a position to jockey with the top two teams for a commitment from the talented strong-side defensive end.

Jaylen Miller is viewed as a Tennessee Volunteers lean, and he has also officially visited another ACC school in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who are viewed as the second most likely landing spot in Miller’s recruitment. The Vols could be in the lead because they carry the most prestige as an SEC program, but don’t count out N.C. State or Wake just yet.

About a week after his official trip to Tennessee, Miller (also a DT but a better fit as an SDE) took an unofficial visit to Knoxville. The solid three-star prospect is just outside the top ten in most rankings of the best prospects in the state of South Carolina, but Miller is nestled in the top 40 at the strong-side defensive end position and is a top 700 prospect overall. He was a Shrine Bowl participant.

This past season for Gaffney, the 6’2″, 260 pound DL had an incredible breakout year. Miller absolutely blew out his junior numbers with 27 sacks as a senior, nine passes defended, three forced fumbles, ten tackles for loss, and over 60 total tackles as a true playmaker for Gaffney. He would be a huge pick-up for either N.C. State or Wake Forest, but they would have to give him a very impressive visit indeed in a final push. Tennessee has gone extremely hard after Jaylen Miller, and he will most likely end up picking the Vols.

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