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Florida OL Grant Miller Becomes Vanderbilt's Third Class of 2017 Commitment

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Miller is the son of former Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Fred Miller.

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A week ago, we were all clutching pearls about Vanderbilt's absence of any verbal commitments in the Class of 2017.  Now, the Commodores have gotten three verbal commitments in the last week as Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas OL Grant Miller dropped the anchor tonight:

Miller is the son of Fred Miller, who played thirteen seasons in the NFL for the Rams, Titans, and Bears.  According to his Rivals, 247, and Scout profiles, he's currently rated as a two-star recruit whose only other Power 5 offer was from Minnesota, but at 6'5" and 270 pounds and with NFL bloodlines, he certainly looks the part of an offensive tackle:

It's worth pointing out, of course, that the offensive line might be the most difficult position on the field to project.  So while it might not feel like a spectacular take, you just can't really tell which 17-year-old linemen are going to develop into something special.  That might be particularly true of Miller, who according to this article was 5'11" and 185 pounds as a sophomore before growing five inches in the last year; and his doctors report that he might grow another inch or two from where he is now.  That would make sense given that his father is 6'7" and 320.