Kyree Miller commits to Tennessee, ready to ‘bring a different vibe’ with him

by | Nov 5, 2019

Kyree Miller is a prospect that has flown under the radar despite his massive 6’4, 350lbs frame. However, when he finally popped up on Tennessee’s radar, the Volunteers quickly made up for the lost time. From a scholarship offer from Jim Chaney that left him with chills, followed by a perfect official visit, concluded with Miller making his pledge to the Vols earlier today. Miller breaks down the decision here in this joint interview with Rocky Top Insider’s Managing Editor Nathanael Rutherford and VR2’s Matt Ray.

Miller told Rutherford on his decision to choose Tennessee, ” Don’t get me wrong, other schools show support, but Tennessee’s support level is high. They care about their athletes on and off the field. They do not just look at them as athletes. They look at them as humans, and they want them to succeed in life.”

Chaney’s offer served as the catalyst to a chain reaction that ended with Miller’s commitment. He said of this series of events, “it carried over a lot. I sat down and thought to myself about the vision, because me being the guy that I am, I would not expect an SEC school to come to me at all. For me to go down there, and them to talk to me and show that they really care and their support for me to come in and do what I need to do to succeed in life, that really separated them. I knew that was where I wanted to go when I left there.”

The visit was the necessary lift to propel Tennessee to the top. Miller told Rutherford on the visit, “It was a great visit. They showed me everything. It just rolled over to some good vibes. Everything went perfect.”

Miller came away thoroughly impressed with the offensive line unit that he will soon be a part of. He said of watching them during the UAB game, “I just enjoyed watching them hit them in the mouth. I am all about physicality and technique. Just watching them play and do what they do best, it showed me that I can be one of those guys.”

Miller could play guard or tackle depending on what weight he is able to get told. He told Rutherford, “they told me I could be a guard, they told me if I shave off some pounds, I could play tackle.

Miller prefers to play guard because he gets to display his physicality. He told Rutherford, “At guard, I get to do a lot of double teams, and I get to smash linebackers.”

Miller added on what he brings to the table, “I am just going to say I bring a different vibe. It’s not a vibe like where you say oh that kid is there. It is a vibe where you are going to remember my name when I leave.”

Miller may or may not take more visits. That is something he will work out down the final few months of his recruitment.

There is one potential prospect that Miller could recruit to play with him at Tennesee, Ty Jordan. The all-purpose back is a teammate of Miller’s and a long-time target of Tennessee’s.

Miller said on this, “honestly, that is a person that I really look up to even though I am an O-lineman, and we play different positions. He is a human that fights his battles, fighting everything that is coming to him, he is just fighting to get to the top. I would say that is one thing we have in common, even though everything in life is an obstacle. We still find a way to get up and get to the top. That is like a role model and a brother to me. I am not going to make him second guess where he wants to go, but if he wants to come down there with me, that would be exciting to have my brother down there with me.”

Miller gives the Volunteers 17 current commitments in the 2020 class.

Visit Rocky Top Insider for their full interview and impact analysis on Tennessee’s newest commitment. 

Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Recruiting Analyst

Matt Ray is the managing content editor for VR2. He founded VR2 in November of 2017. He is an FWAA Member and covers Tennessee prospects across the country from the Opening Regional Camp series to Under Armour All-American game and everything in between.

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