August 20, 2009

Toledo leads for Ohio safety

New Toledo head coach Tim Beckman has created a bit of a buzz on the recruiting trails as he is actively recruiting some of the top remaining talent from the state of Ohio.

The Rockets have had some success recruiting prospects from the Class of 2010 so far. They've managed to secure a commitment from three-star athlete Derek Roback so far, and all but one of their seven commitments hail from the Buckeye State.

While things might change down the road, Toledo is looking pretty good with another impressive athlete from their home state -- Sam Miller.

Miller, a 6-foot, 183-pound safety from Orrville, Ohio, has run the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds and holds offers from Toledo, Louisville and Western Michigan. In spite of the offer from Louisville, a Big East school, Miller said his favorite is Toledo. It's not often a school from a non-BCS conference wins out for recruits like that. Why the love for the Rockets?

"I just like their coaching staff a lot," Miller explained. "I'm just feeling really comfortable with what's going on over there. I think they're on the right track and I'm comfortable with them. Out of the schools that have offered I'd say Toledo is my favorite."

With schools like Boston College, Cincinnati, Pitt and Syracuse still evaluating Miller, it might be a while before he makes his decision. Undoubtedly he will want to see what other schools throw their hats into the ring, but for now the Rockets look to be in good shape.

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