Temple tops Shareef Miller's list, for now

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Washington High defensive end Shareef Miller. (Rick O'Brien/Inquirer)

Temple is Shareef Miller’s No. 1 choice. For now.

The Washington High defensive end has spent a lot of time at Temple, which he said has caused him to label the Owls as his top school. Miller, who will be a senior in the fall, said he has a good relationship with Owls defensive line coach Elijah Robinson.

“I’ve been visiting Temple lately, so I’ve been liking it lately,” said Miller. “It might change as the next month goes by. I’m still in contact with Michigan State, Penn State, Oregon, Arizona State. They’re real good schools too.”

The 6-foot-5,225-pounder has a busy summer ahead with visits planned to West Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and others. Rivals lists Miller as a three-star recruit and the nation’s 16th best defensive end in the Class of 2015. Miller is a dangerous edge rusher and runs a 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds.

He transferred in May to Washington from Frankford. He has nearly two-dozen scholarship offers and plans to whittle them down this summer to a list of 10.

Miller is often joined at Temple by his close friend, Imhotep Charter tight end Naseir Upshur. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder holds offers from nearly 20 schools including Michigan, Michigan State, Temple, Rutgers, and Pittsburgh. Upshur will be a junior in the fall. Miller said he often jokes with him that if he goes to Temple, Upshur has to follow.

“The coaches are real happy when we get there,” said Miller. “They say if we come to Temple, we can really turn the city up.”

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