Wake Forest Football Recruiting: Jaylen Miller nabs Nebraska, Tennessee offers


Just two days ago, the Tennessee Volunteers and Nebraska Cornhuskers became the most recent programs to offer 2013 three-star defensive end Jaylen Miller. Already a prime target for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, two major programs are now heavily in the mix to land the prized South Carolina prospect. Wake Forest is going as hard as they can to try and land Miller, but it looks like it is going to be a difficult battle now with Nebraska and Tennessee offers. At one point, it looked like Wake Forest would be able to steal Miller off the board.

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But it was Miller’s ridiculous senior season that has him rising up recruiting boards and gaining even more interest. It’s probably why the Huskers and Vols extended offers his way. Miller recorded an insane 27 sacks for Gaffney this past season and is one of the top prospects in the Carolinas.

The weak-side defensive end (viewed as a defensive tackle by some scouts) has his first official visit lined up for the 19th, as he will be taking a trip to Wake Forest. The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Jaylen Miller have plenty of mutual interest as well, and he will be visiting the school early in February. Sandwiched in between those two visits is an official trip to check out the Maryland Terrapins. We’ll see if Nebraska and Tennessee can also get official trips from the top 25 WDE.

The high-impact pass rusher finally received his offer from Tennessee after camping in Knoxville early in the summer. He has also received offers from Duke, North Carolina, Wofford, and Georgia Tech. South Carolina and Clemson have not been eliminated from his list, but both Florida and LSU are despite actually extending offers towards Miller.

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