The Opening Finals: Ohio State pledge Harry Miller impressing in Dallas

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FRISCO, Texas — After one day of action at The Opening Finals, Ohio State verbal commitment Harry Miller seems comfortable and confident with his performance.

“It was a good day – a long day,” the 6-foot-4, 310-pound center from Buford (Ga.) High School told Lettermen Row. “Really the main thing the rest of the way is to look at ways to fix mistakes. We will look at film on Monday.

“There’s one rep I over-committed on something, and there’s always more that I can work on. Lots of technical stuff.”

From my vantage point, Miller had a pretty good opening day. The country’s second-ranked center prospect in the Class of 2019 won most of his reps, including against Salt Lake City (Utah) 4-star defensive tackle Siaki Ika, who presents an interesting challenge at 6-foot-3 and almost 350 pounds. The week here in Texas affords Miller a chance to show the national recruiting analysts, those responsible for rankings and things of that matter, that he’s the best center in the country. He and Clay Webb – a 5-star prospect from Oxford, Alabama – are both in town and will each compete for the top spot at that position.

Like any competitor, Miller wants to the top spot. But the Ohio State commit isn’t letting that pursuit be his focus, however.

“I feel like this is how everybody is, because everybody says they don’t care about rankings,” Miller said. “But then they’re always looking at rankings.”

“To me, I always try and prove my worth, but it’s up to me to put in work to do it. Rankings don’t affect my work, but my work affects my ranking, that’s how I view it. I try to avoid thinking about the ranking even though I, of course, want to be the best. If I get caught up on a number, you kind of lose sight of bigger things, other motivators.”