Rutgers firmly ahead for OG Dorian Miller

The recruiting picture is starting to get a little clearer for four-star offensive guard Dorian Miller (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen).

Originally scheduled to officially visit North Carolina the weekend of Sept. 28, both parties went their separate ways after the Tar Heels lost an available scholarship for the 2013 class, Miller’s father, Jeremy said. North Carolina did not know if it has a scholarship available for another offensive lineman now, and told the Millers they could back out of the visit if they wanted.

With North Carolina out of the picture, Rutgers continues to be in solid position to land the No. 22 guard nationally.

“He’s getting anxious to get back to Rutgers,” Jeremy said.

Miller was able to plan a visit to North Carolina because it landed on a weekend his high school does not play on a Saturday. When he canceled that visit and it opened his weekend up, it happened to be a bye week for Rutgers. Coincidentally, Miller’s next Friday game also comes during Rutgers’ second bye week Nov. 3.

Miller hopes he can make it out to a game during the playoffs.

“His first unofficial will be the week [Rutgers] play[s] Army,” Jeremy said, pointing to the Nov. 10 game. Metuchen is about a 10-minute drive from Piscataway where Rutgers plays.

UConn is still in the picture for Miller but are a distant second. Jeremy said Nebraska has reached out to his 6-foot-2, 285-pound son but are waiting to see how its board shakes out before going any further.

Miller accepted an invitation to the Chesapeake Bowl on Tuesday.

Miller is the brother of former Oklahoma receiver, Dejuan Miller.