At one point the Georgia Bulldogs appeared to have the inside track on 4* linebacking prospect Christian Miller—a former Florida Gator commit who grew up a stones throw from the University of South Carolina—however, long before the last snap of most collegiate program’s fall camp, Miller decided the “best fit” for him would be the University of Alabama; that appeared to be that.
Well, it now seems that Miller is at least considering giving the Bulldogs another look—just in case he missed anything the first time around—as Kipp Adams (247 Sports) reported he’s locked in his official visit to Georgia on January 24. That official will be the final one he takes prior to decision day.
— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) December 31, 2013
Now, is this anything to get excited about? Well, it depends on how you view the situation. I mean, honestly, what has changed for the Bulldogs/Miller since his July commitment to the Tide? Not much, if you ask me.
Miller remains the only true outside linebacker (Ronnie Clark is the other, but he is almost certain to move to safety) in the Tide’s class, their remaining target, Rashaan Evans has a scheduled visit with the Tide on January 17, but the pressure on him to remain in Auburn, and play for the Tigers, may prove too strong for the Tide; and with Georgia going to the mats to land in-state star Lorenzo Carter, I can’t see a scenario where Miller would believe he’s going to find a better situation in Athens than Tuscaloosa.
That said, it is worth noting that Miller could have forfeited his visit to Athens altogether—and he still might after his January 17 official to Alabama—but his decision to come, and hear what the coaching staff has to say, at least offers a glimmer of hope that the staff can persuade him to reconsider his commitment.
I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high on this one, but I will say anything is possible.