Three-star Class of 2023 offensive lineman Joshua Miller has switched his commitment from Penn State to reigning national champion Georgia, he announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
“I want to thank Penn State and the fans for taking a chance on me,” Miller wrote in his announcement. “This was not an easy decision to make.”
“After sitting down my with family, other role models, and listening to my heart… I want to take my commitment to another level,” Miller continued.
UGASports reported on Monday that Miller’s quick connection with Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was instrumental in getting the three-star recruit to flip just two weeks after his first official visit with the Bulldogs.
“The setting around Georgia, being around the staff, the team, just in all, Georgia just feels like a better home fit for me than Penn State,” Miller told UGASports. “It’s no disrespect to Penn State or no diss to Penn State. Georgia, it just fits me more as a person.”
Miller, from Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights, Virginia, had previously committed to the Nittany Lions in December. In the months following his commitment, he was active on social media, recruiting fellow Class of 2023 prospects to Happy Valley – even going as far as tweeting his recruitment was “107% shutdown.”
Miller’s departure brings head coach James Franklin and his team another loss within its 2023 recruiting class. In March, four-star athlete Neeo Avery reopened his recruitment after previously committing to the Nittany Lions. Coincidentally, Avery was also linked to Georgia during his initial recruitment, though he has yet to commit to another program.
Despite Miller’s departure, Penn State boasts the nation’s fifth-ranked recruiting class and the Big Ten’s second-ranked group, only behind Northwestern. The Nittany Lions’ Class of 2023 still includes three offensive linemen: Alex Birchmeier, Jven Williams, and Anthony Donkoh.