New Vol OL Target to Officially Visit Tennessee

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    Just a little over a week after picking up an offer from the Vols, Kyree Miller has scheduled an official visit to come to Knoxville.

    Miller is a gigantic 6-foot-5, 360-pound offensive lineman from Mesquite, Texas who picked up an offer from Tennessee a week and a half ago. The 2020 offensive lineman told me Friday that he’s planned an official visit to Tennessee’s campus for next weekend when the Vols host South Carolina for a 4:00 PM Eastern kick-off. Miller will be coming with his mother and a friend on the visit.

    For Miller, the original offer from Tennessee came as a bit of a surprise to him.

    “In the summer, my teammate (2020 running back) Ty Jordan went up there for an official visit, and Ty had Facetimed me, and he and a coach talked to me and told me that they had liked me and wanted to recruit me,” Miller told me in a recent interview. “But I didn’t know they were being serious because I was a player that I didn’t think schools like that would recruit me because of my size.”

    But to Miller’s surprise, Tennessee¬†did want to recruit him. And now he holds an official offer from the Vols.

    Miller picked up a scholarship offer from the Vols on October 9th, and he didn’t receive it just with a text or a normal phone call, either. No, Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney made sure Miller knew just how much he and his staff want him.

    “I called (Chaney) yesterday when I got out of practice, and they were all having an offensive meeting,” Miller explained. “He put me on speaker so the whole offensive staff could hear me, and he offered me in front of everybody, and everyone was congratulating me.”

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    Right now, Miller isn’t a highly-rated recruit. He doesn’t hold a rating on the 247Sports Composite, and the regular 247Sports rankings have him as the No. 2,356 overall prospect in the 2020 class. But the huge lineman has generated more interest during his senior season. Tennessee is the first Power Five school to offer Miller, but he picked up an offer from UTEP this past week and has offers from SMU, North Texas, and the Hugh Freeze-led Liberty Flames.

    That offer list may not wow Vol fans, but it’s clear that Jim Chaney likes what he’s seen from Miller. And Chaney knows a thing or two about offensive linemen.

    Miller is very physical off the line and has exceptional strength. His intensity can’t be questioned, and he moves very well for his size. It’s actually pretty surprising how quick his feet are for how big he is. Miller is superb in run blocking, and he shows some very good awareness. He definitely has things to work on, like getting his hands to move quicker and becoming more polished as a pass blocker. But there are plenty of skills present already, and Miller plays with the type of physicality Tennessee’s coaches are trying to instill into UT’s team.

    As of right now, Miller plans on releasing a commitment date sometime soon, and he’ll likely commit to a school either this month or sometime in November.

    “When I take my officials and see who’s still showing me love and staying in contact with me, I’ll just make my decision,” Miller told me earlier this month.

    Be on the lookout to see where else Miller visits here in the next month-plus.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.