Bodpegn Miller has been playing wide receiver for only four months. Despite this, his athleticism, speed, smooth route running, and soft hands quickly impressed Ohio State’s wide receiver coach, Brian Hartline. After showcasing his skills at Ohio State’s high school seven-on-seven tournament this summer, Miller received an offer from the Buckeyes and committed just a few days later.

Originally a quarterback, Miller canceled a planned visit to Boston College after receiving the Ohio State offer. He was thrilled to join his hometown team, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

“It feels amazing. I’ve been an Ohio State fan since I was a kid. It’s a dream come true. All glory to God. Ever since I picked up a football when I was eight, I’ve wanted this.”

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During the tournament, Miller impressed the Ohio State staff by running a 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds, significantly faster than his previous times. Growing up a die-hard Buckeye fan, Miller vividly remembers Curtis Samuel’s touchdown against Michigan in 2016. Now, he is ecstatic about the opportunity to play for his favorite team.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 180 pounds, Miller is the 17th overall commit for Ohio State’s 2025 class and the third wide receiver, joining De’Zie Jones and Quincy Porter. Ohio State plans to recruit one or two more wideouts for the class, targeting players like Phillip Bell, Dakorien Moore, Vernell Brown III, and Daylan McCutcheon.

Miller had offers from Boston College, Northwestern, and Iowa State. While not yet highly ranked, Hartline’s offer shows confidence in Miller’s potential to succeed at Ohio State.

Miller does not have a 247Sports composite ranking yet, likely because he was previously scouted as a quarterback. Despite this, he continues to focus on improving as a wide receiver through camps and individual workouts.

“He (Hartline) told me to stay calm because you’re not going to get it right away. It’s about being repetitive and consistent. He loved my abilities and mindset. I played quarterback in high school, so this is new for me. He loved my ability to learn and adapt.”

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With his size and skills, Miller is a strong candidate for the X position in Ohio State’s offense. Though he will need time to master the position, Miller has the potential to become another success story for Ohio State wide receivers.