Urban Meyer reeled in another great recruiting class in February, but his greatest offseason achievement came when he successfully got Braxton Miller to change positions.
Miller has said publicly that it was mainly his decision, but Meyer surely had a lot to do with it as well.
During the Mike & Mike radio show Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio, former Ohio State star receiver Cris Carter, who remains close to the program, said that he was among many in Miller’s circle that encouraged the dynamic athlete to make the switch.
The overwhelming feeling among those around Miller was that it was the best decision for both the player and the program.
Miller showed Monday against Virginia Tech that it was the right move. Despite having never played receiver before, he earned Big Ten player of the week honors after amassing 140 totals yards and two touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 42-24 season-opening win.
Make no mistake, Miller was a great college quarterback. You don’t win the Big 10 most valuable player two years in a row without being elite at the position.
However, given the current circumstances, Miller had to make the switch. From a health standpoint, there were no guarantees that his right throwing shoulder could handle more wear and tear after he went through two operations.
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