The Tar Heels have their first commitment following one of the biggest recruiting weekends in the history of Tar Heel football.
2023 3✮ CB Dale ‘Tre’ Miller, the No. 52 cornerback in the class, announced via social media shortly after 6:00 PM EST on Sunday night. He chose the Tar Heels over Auburn, the team that came into this weekend as the perceived leader for his services. The commitment comes following the conclusion of his official visit to Chapel Hill which started back on Friday.
Miller, the No. 6 player from the state of Oklahoma, is preparing to start his senior season at Deer Creek High School in Edmond, OK after spending the first three seasons of his career at Hoover High School in Alabama and transferring to IMG Academy for a short time earlier this offseason. This past season with Hoover, Miller finished with 30 total tackles and three interceptions for a team that finished the season 12-1 and fell in the state semifinals finals to Thompson High School in the 7A Playoffs.
Miller will give the Tar Heels a really strong man cover corner in this class. He plays with a ton of physicality on the outside and is a solid open field tackler. He has really fluid hips and breaks on the ball really well. He has nice speed, clocked at 4.48 in the 40 before his junior season at a Mississippi State prospect camp. The question will be does he have the size to play on the outside at 5’10, 165 lbs because he certainly has the skillset. In an article written prior to last year on AL.com, Hoover Coach Josh Niblett commented on his junior corner size concerns on the outside. “He might not be 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, but he plays tall. He has really long arms.” If he can in fact play on the outside, he would become an even more valuable piece for a Tar Heel defensive backfield that’s depth could need to be replenished at the end of next year.
With the commitment, the Tar Heels now have seven commits in their 2023 class, four of which have come in the month of June. The commitment moves the Tar Heels class to No. 46 overall according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings. The Tar Heels class currently sits 11th in the ACC class rankings.