**Kurelic’s Call … When Braxton Miller was a senior in high school Bucknuts’ own Bill Kurelic was often asked about Miller’s abilities and the inevitable comparisons to then Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Kurelic: Miller > Pryor
Kurelic’s answers were usually along the lines of Pryor being bigger, stronger and perhaps a shade faster with his straight ahead speed. On the other hand Kurelic would say Miller was more elusive and had better throwing mechanics – more of a polished passer at the time with the potential to be a better throwing quarterback at Ohio State.
Forwarding to Miller at OSU right now, and it appears Kurelic was pretty well right on target. There can be virtually no argument that Miller as a sophomore is more advanced passing wise than Pryor was at the same stage. And some of the moves Miller has shown (ask that Cal defender who is still grasping for Miller on his TD run) have been nothing short of spectacular.
What Kurelic of course did not foresee at the time was Miller playing in Urban Meyer’s spread offense – an offense that has allowed Miller to flourish. And by the way – it would have been a fun offense to see Pryor in as well – though he would have gotten things done in a little different way than Miller.
**Finishing It Up … On Tuesday, we had the full story on the commitment of Maryland combo guard Kameron Williams to Ohio State. Williams is OSU’s second verbal for 2013, joining Ohio wing Marc Loving. OSU hoops coach Thad Matta still has as many as two scholarships left for 2013.
*Who will fill those two spots?
*Freshmen In Focus?