Auburn football picks up 3-star WVU cornerback Dreshun Miller

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Auburn football has gained a valuable addition to the recruiting class of 2021 in West Virginia transfer cornerback Dreshun Miller today. The Georgia native announced he would be entering the NCAA Transfer Portal earlier this month.

He redshirted his 2019 season with the Mountaineers due to a preseason knee injury, but started nine games in 2020. broke down Dreshun Miller’s impressive defensive stats from his time at West Virginia:

"The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder had 31 total tackles, a team-high eight pass breakups — ranking fifth in the Big 12 in that category — and an interception for West Virginia’s top-rated passing defense. The Mountaineers led the nation while allowing just 159.6 passing yards per game last season, they ranked 10th nationally in fewest yards allowed per pass attempt (6.3) and were 24th among FBS defenses in pass efficiency defense while limiting opposing quarterbacks to a 121.52 rating."

It was considered somewhat of a surprise move that Miller planned to enter the transfer portal, and many had suspicions he would be following his position coach Jahmile Addae to the University of Georgia, per the Herald-Dispatch. Miller becomes the eighth WVU football player to enter the transfer portal since last season.

Dreshun Miller tweeted out his commitment news and tagged Auburn football cornerbacks coach Zac Etheridge. Miller will be joining a cornerback depth chart already full of talent, including impact vets Nehemiah Pritchett and Roger McCreary, but has playing experience on a highly ranked defense on his side with his time with the West Virginia Mountaineers, who ranked fourth in overall defense in 2020

Miller will have two years of eligibility left according to Auburn Rivals but is planning on declaring for the NFL draft after just one season if he feels he’s good enough. Playing competitively in the SEC will be a strong test for Miller come fall. He becomes the second transfer in Auburn football’s class of 2021 along with Andrew Leota from Northwestern.

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