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BREAKING: Georgia Flips OL Joshua Miller From Penn State

June 13, 2022

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ATHENS - It didn’t take long for offensive lineman Joshua Miller to realize that playing for the Georgia Bulldogs is a better decision than playing for James Franklin and the Nittany Lions.

Miller, a three-star interior lineman out of Life Christian Academy (PA), has been committed to Penn State since late December, but after checking out Athens and the Georgia program this past weekend, he knew he needed to make a change, and now he’s committed to Georgia. The Bulldogs are considered 17-point favorites in the season-opening game against Oregon in September by FanDuel. 

Miller received an offer from assistant Stacy Searels on May 7th, and after taking one visit to the Classic City, the Bulldogs were able to flip him.

So what will the 6-foot-5 320-pounder bring to Athens?

Size and physicality.

Playing right tackle as a junior last fall, Miller showed he can finish blocks and consistently put defenders on their back. He didn’t play against the best competition on a weekly basis, but he dominated throughout the season, showing the ability to move well for his size and open up running lanes off the edge.

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Miller plays until the whistle and can really embarrass defenders who don’t have the size and strength on the edge. He’s a decent pass blocker, but he’ll likely love inside and be a reliable run blocker in the middle of the trenches. He’s quick off the snap, plays with leverage and does a good job of driving opposing linemen backwards. He’s strong in the lower body and appears to be technically sound with his hands and feet.

Don’t let the three-star ranking fool you. Miller is someone Searels is high on, and that’s really all that matters. They offered, got him on campus, and have him the green light to jump on board.

Where do the Bulldogs go from here?

With Miller on board, the Bulldogs now have two interior linemen committed with the other being three-star RyQueze McElderry‍, who was also on campus over the weekend, and one offensive tackle committed in four-star Bo Hughley‍.

They now have room for about two more linemen, and there are plenty of targets still out there.

At offensive tackle, four-star Monroe Freeling‍ is someone the staff would love to bring on board. The 6-foot-7 285-pounder is the top-ranked prospect in South Carolina and he was in Athens for the “Scavenger Hunt” weekend in late May. He’s one to keep a close eye on.

Four-star Shamurad Umarov‍ is a promising in-state tackle prospect out of Denmark (GA) who took his official visit to Georgia over the weekend. If he has a committable offer and able to jump on board, the Bulldogs could be tough to beat in the end.

Four-star Kelton Smith‍ is another impressive in-state offensive tackle prospect who took his official visit to Georgia this past weekend. The Carver (GA) standout has Georgia towards the top of his list, and Dawg Post believes the Bulldogs are the team to beat. Smith plans to make a commitment at the beginning of August.


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