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Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:28 am
 
By MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak

Patrick Miller, once committed to LSU, has enrolled at AuburnDwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) head coach Jack Daniels confirmed.

Daniels told MaxPreps today that Miller was set to enroll early at LSU. However, the day after the BCS title game, LSU told Miller that it only had five scholarships available and seven players enrolling early.

LSU asked Miller's father to pay for the spring semester, which prompted Miller and his family to explore other options.

Auburn, which currently has a small recruiting class, welcomed Miller with open arms.

The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Miller had been verbally committed to LSU since the fall, and was part of a loaded offensive line group that included Vadal Alexander and Derek Edinburgh.

Now, Miller joins an Auburn recruiting class that features quarterback Zeke Pike, who has also enrolled early.

The weeks leading up to National Signing Day often see a number of recruits decommit.

Last week, Top 100 defensive back Ronald Darby reneged on his verbal commitment to Notre Dame, while Devante Harris backed off his pledge to Oklahoma.
Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

If his family had any sense they would have called Al Golden at Miami who would have given him one. Just cannot stay with the home team can we? Well before your career at Auburn is over you will regrett not going to the "U" you big dummy.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

offer only as many schollies as you have commitments.....if a kid is waiting to commit then you must move on or put one aside for just in case.....and get rid of the extended signing timetable and the "five hat table" media circus!!!  Get their names in ink and get this recruitorama drama gone!!!



Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

For the record, Syracuse was courting a 4 start recruit out of Pennsylvania, and because they had other holes to fill and were already full for LB, called the kid and let him know to look to other schools. Ok, sounds like not that big of a deal, but since the CUSE doesn't even have a single 4 star in the class, and as it turns out the kid had the CUSE has his number 1, they didn't tell a 3 star that committed early from Fla that he didn't have a spot.

You know, the more I follow College Sports, the more I like the schools that play by the rules and do the right thing for the students it brings on board. Not that I wouldn't like a championship team, but not if it means brining your morals and values down to that level. No thank you.

Restore 44




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 2:07 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Shockingly, when you read the article, was clearly written for sensationalism. If Auburn has a small recruit class and LSU was facing an overage that isn't shocking at all.

I do not know how many coaches SEC or country wide do the practice of asking from commits for more scholarships than they have to offer. It seems like frontloading the process rather than backloading, which was what the NCAA already got rid of. I heard back in the day Bear Bryant (and I assume others) would have 100 players on the sideline, many of whom wouldn't see the field. They were recruited so other teams couldn't have 'em.

They made a rules against the backloading. I don't know how you can stop the front loading.



Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Just another good old SEC trick (albeit they don't have a monopoly on this alone), over recruit and lock up talent, then when you get something better, throw the good old you have to pay to play here. Just another joke. All I can say is this is why we have the system we do. I sure would like an explanation from the NCAA why this isn't a recruiting violation. If you offer, you have no right to recind without either an academic or personal conduct issue, period. It is common for these schools to overbook by as many as 10 athletes, and we punish a school that buys a kid a coke.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:08 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Oversigning or overrecruiting.....it is done way to much and the schools are not held accountable (really accountable).  The hot topic is street agents and the focus is pretty much always on how athletic departments are getting the screw job...by media, players, agents, etc.  This is a fitting story....an athletic department giving a screw job to a future student athlete........many of these "oversigned" kids end up in junior college or take out loans b/c they lost their scholly right at the end b/c of oversigning/overrecruiting. 




Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 1:04 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

What???  LSU oversigns players??  Shocking!!!!



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:53 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Zeke Pike's situation was no more than a high school making a big deal about nothing.  Kick every kid that experiments while in high school & we would all have family members in trouble.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:40 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

why , bc he got caught wt weed? Yeah, must mean he is the biggest dirtbag on earth...get a life loser



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:32 pm
 

Patrick Miller shockingly enrolls at Auburn

Zeke Pike had no choice but to enroll early. He was busted with synthetic marijuana after one of his games and was basically kicked off the team/ He was also facing disciplinary action against him by the high school. Auburn got themselves one piece of (fill in the blanks).


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