It’s not a high school recruit, but Lovie Smith and staff will take anyone who can catch a ball.
And that’s what A.D. Miller will be expected to do.
Illinois announced grad transfer A.D.’s Miller addition from Oklahoma on Monday afternoon via Twitter.
“A.D. Miller is a player who had committed to Illinois at one point in time before eventually signing elsewhere,” said Illinois head coach Lovie Smith. “As his situation changed, A.D. saw an opportunity that was better for him heading into his senior season. This move, like many graduate transfers, is a chance to hit the restart button at a place he is already familiar with and a spot where he can contribute immediately. As I’ve gotten to talk to and know A.D., I have no doubt he will be a positive addition as a player and as a leader for our team.”
Miller will be on campus this spring and eligible to play in the 2019 season.
Brett McMurphy announced Miller’s intent to transfer on Dec. 18.
Oklahoma junior WR A.D. Miller, who had 10 career starts for the Sooners, is transferring, source told @WatchStadium— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 19, 2018
A native of Dallas, Miller attended Bishop Dunne High School earlier this decade. If that sounds familiar, good. It’s the same school that Calvin Avery attended, as well as Marquez Beason before transferring to Duncanville for his senior campaign.
Miller redshirted in 2017 at Oklahoma, but had 14 catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns over his first two seasons. He would be eligible immediately at Illinois, the same school he was originally committed to under Tim Beckman in 2014.
Pair Miller with Ricky Smalling, Jeff Thomas, Edwin Carter and tight ends Luke Ford and Daniel Barker, and whoever the Illini’s QB is has some nice options on the outside in 2019.
Here’s some video of A.D. to tide you over.
Miller caught 4 touchdowns during his time with the Sooners.— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) January 7, 2019
He'll be on campus this spring and will be eligible to play for the #Illini this fall as a grad transfer. pic.twitter.com/JlKPGiQ2tC
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