19 MI LB Rich Miller Says of Michigan State, “I just fell in love with them”

19 MI LB Rich Miller (PHOTO:  Miller Family)
19 MI LB Rich Miller (PHOTO: Miller Family)

After a strong junior season and in the middle of a big offseason, Detroit (MI) Martin Luther King 2019 linebacker Rich Miller has seen interest in him pick up as he’s hearing from several Division 1 programs, including #15 Michigan State.

Spartan Nation recently spoke with Miller, who said that he’s been in touch with the Spartans and has been told that they are watching him closely this offseason.

“They have their eye on me, they like my film,” he said. “They really want to see me work out and my body to change.”

Miller currently holds two offers, the first from Syracuse, who offered him back in October and Cincinnati, which just extended an offer last week.

While he doesn’t have an offer from the Spartans as of yet, the 6-foot-½, 220 pound linebacker said that he plans to camp at Michigan State and hopes that his speed is something tha220-pound the eye of the coaching staff.

“Most definitely,” said Miller, who has been timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. “I really want to show them my speed, my 40 time. A lot of coaches know I can really run, but that’s the main thing that I really want to show at camp, so I really want to do that Michigan State camp.”

When it comes to the Spartans, Miller said that he considers himself to be a fan of Michigan State, which has been the case since he began visiting East Lansing at a young age.

“When I was about 12, I used to go up to Michigan State a lot, for football games, for basketball games,” he said. “At that moment, I just fell in love with them. I played for a little league team called the Spartans, so I’m locked in.”

Miller also told Spartan Nation that he knows and talks with current Michigan State defensive lineman Kyonta Stallworth, who also attended King high school.

But with plenty of time left in the recruiting process for Miller, the standout linebacker told Spartan Nation that a potential offer from the Spartans would be a big deal for him and could envision playing in East Lansing when he reaches the college level.

“Honestly, it would mean almost the world,” he said. “That’s really one of the places where I’d love to play football at.”

Coming off of his impressive junior season, Miller said that he remains focused on getting better and wants to get stronger and faster before the start of his senior season and Miller also credited his parents for his strong work ethic, which has led to him becoming one of the top football players in the state of Michigan.

“Last season, I got much stronger and I’m just trying to go up from there,” he said. “So this is going to be a really big offseason in the weight room and on the track.”

“My parents raised me to be the best I can be, no matter what I do, just be the best at it,” he said. “Just make them proud, but most importantly, make myself proud.”

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