Onaje Miller granted release
This is Denny Schwarze filling in again for Joe. I will be here for the remainder of the week. My apologies for the delay, but I was driving back from the DC area all day and just got back a little after 8 p.m. ET. Former Sexton All-State runningback Onaje Miller has been granted a release from his letter of intent. He was ranked the 14th-best player in the state by Rivals.com for the 2011 class.
Miller's loss hurts from a special teams standpoint, as he was an outstanding kick returner while playing for the Big Reds and had seven kick returns for touchdowns in his junior season at Sexton. There was some question as to whether he'd fit better as a runningback or a safety in college. With the loss of Miller and Mikail McCall, who was previously committed to MSU before switching to Iowa in December, the Spartans will take no runningbacks from the 2011 recruiting class. Currently, the Spartans are fine in the backfield, with Edwin Baker and Larry Caper both juniors and Le'Veon Bell entering his sophomore season. Nick Hill is there too. If anything, runningback recruits may like the idea of being able to come in behind a class that featured no backs. In their minds, the competition could be scarce and playing time could come sooner.