MORGANTOWN —West Virginia’s defensive backfield picked up a major addition for its upcoming recruiting class on Monday. Dreshun Miller, a 4-star defensive back who spent the past two seasons at Eastern Arizona Junior College, announced that he will be attending West Virginia next year.
Miller had been committed to LSU since this summer, but flipped to the Mountaineers after paying a visit to Morgantown this weekend. He announced his decision on Twitter.
“These past few months have truly been a blessing,” Miller wrote in his post. “This recruitment process has been a wild trip — but with that being said, I have officially committed to West Virginia University… WVU just felt like home and I cannot wait to get to play there. I wanna thank God for blessing me and thank my parents and everyone else who stood by my side through this journey. Go Mountaineers!”
Sources familiar with LSU’s recruiting process previously told MetroNews the Tigers targeted Miller when the expectation was that third-year cornerback Kristian Fulton would leave early for the NFL Draft. With Fulton now expected to return after suffering a late-season injury and other previously inexperienced players proving their worth at both corner and safety, that program had less need for plugging in a junior college player right away.
West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and cornerbacks coach Doug Belk pounced on the opportunity and succeeded, beating out Texas A&M and others for Miller. Belk, like Miller, is a Georgia native. Miller attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga. before moving west for junior college.
It also doesn’t hurt that three of Miller’s former Eastern Arizona teammates are currently Mountaineers. Offensive linemen Joe and Mike Brown and wide receiver Isaiah Esdale all played with Miller in junior college.
At the moment, Miller is the third 4-star recruit in this year’s class, which is back up to 15 verbal commitments after losing University High athlete Amir Richardson on Friday. According to Rivals.com’s Keenan Cummings, Miller will enroll at WVU in January.
Miller still has a redshirt season available, but his early enrollment indicates he will have a chance to earn playing time immediately.
The early signing period begins Dec. 19.