Four-star DL Christen Miller commits to UGA
Cedar Grove High School (Ga.) defensive lineman Christen Miller has committed to Georgia.
Miller chose the Bulldogs over Ohio State, Oregon, Miami and Florida A&M.
He is rated the nation’s No. 102 overall prospect, No. 14 defensive lineman and No. 9 player in Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound defender has a lot of speed for his size and will likely play multiple positions on the defensive line at UGA. He will likely put on weight when he arrives in Athens and should bulk up to around 310-pounds, or more. Miller has a high ceiling because of his explosiveness off the line of scrimmage, and his ability to get into the backfield.
“Verified at 6-foot-4 and 294-pounds at the Adidas All-American Bowl (1/3/2022). Athletic frame with barrel chest and a thick lower half. Possesses growth potential to add additional weight to his frame. Displays good athleticism on both sides of the ball, showing the ability to play multiple positions across the defensive line.
Quick twitch explosive with an excellent first step and play speed. Shows the ability to consistently win with speed, quickness, and explosiveness off the line of scrimmage. Powerful at the point of attack with heavy hands. Technically advanced for his age, has a good understanding of leverage and hand placement. Displays outstanding burst to close and change of direction for his size, showing the ability to close space quickly.
Disruptive interior presence that can anchor the run while providing an interior pass rush. Projects as a one technique in a 4-3 or as a 3-technique in a 3-4 at the next level. Plays with a high motor and possesses the athletic makeup to contribute sooner rather than later at the collegiate level. Projects as a high level multi-year starter at a Power Five program, with the ability to develop into an all-conference type player.” - Andrew Petagna, 247Sports
Miller is the model type of player that position coach Tray Scott shoots for, especially because of versatility. His film reminds DogWatch of current UGA players Marlin Dean and Nazir Stackhouse. Miller has the chance to contribute immediately when he arrives on campus in June because of the Bulldogs losing a lot of talent on their defensive front to the 2022 NFL Draft. However, he will have a lot of competition in the summer and fall camp because Georgia’s 2022 recruiting haul is loaded with defensive linemen.
The Bulldogs also have several other defensive linemen and edge rushers in this class, including Mykel Williams, Bear Alexander, Shone Washington, Marvin Jones Jr., Darris Smith and CJ Madden.