After starting the 2022 recruiting cycle with a run on defensive prospects, Indiana has turned its attention to the offensive side of the ball over the past week.
That trend continued Tuesday when IU took a commitment from three-star Ohio tight end Ryan Miller, who became the third recruit in seven days to make a verbal pledge to the Hoosiers after the recent decisions from quarterback Josh Hoover and tackle Carter Smith. Miller is a 6-foot-6, 215-pound rising senior who chose Indiana over offers from Tennessee, West Virginia, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville and Iowa State, among others. Wisconsin, Northwestern and Ohio State also reportedly floated interest in Miller, who visited Bloomington earlier this month.
He’s considered the No. 34 tight end and the No. 19 overall player from his home state, per the 247 Sports Composite rankings. According to Cleveland.com, Miller lined up at a few different skill spots last season, working as an outside receiver and slot man in addition to taking snaps as a tight end.
This is the second time in three recruiting cycles that IU has received a commitment from an Ohio tight end. Aurora, Ohio’s AJ Barner signed with the Hoosiers in 2020. Indiana also added former Bloomington North tight end Aaron Steinfeldt as a signee last December.
Miller is the eighth recruit currently committed to IU’s 2022 class.