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Oh, Hello: OH OL Mike Miranda Commits to Penn State

Penn State adds a physically dominant interior lineman from the mysterious land of "Ohio"

Mike Miranda, ladies and gentlemen!


Hometown/High School: Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls

Height/Weight: 6'4"/285 lbs.

Recruited By: Matt Limegrover

Starz n' Sheetz:

Starz: 3* 247, Rivals, Scout/NR ESPN

Sheetz: Penn State, Mizzou, Northwestern, 5b, Syracuse, Virginia, Akron, Boston College, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kent State, Marshall, Maryland, Nebraska, Rutgers, Toledo, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest


The Tale:

Mike Miranda's journey to Penn State probably begins in mid-January when new offensive line coach Matt Limegrover came on board. The former Minnesota offensive line coach and offensive coordinator was very familiar with Miranda from his days with the Gophers, although he had yet to receive an offer.

Limegrover offered the Northeast Ohio native back in late February, and Miranda was on campus for the first time in March. From that first trip to Happy Valley, Miranda was in love with the Lions, returning again this past weekend for the Blue-White game. With fellow offensive linemen C.J. Thorpe and Rob Martin committing this past weekend, space started to fill up in the 2017 offensive line class and Miranda jumped on the opportunity to join the Blue and White.

Mike ranks as the 25th overall player in Ohio, the 21st offensive guard, and 577th overall player nationally. He becomes the third offensive lineman to join the 2017 class and seventh player total.

The Outlook:

Oftentimes when we talk about offensive linemen coming out of high school, there is a lot of projecting to do in terms of growth or strength. In a lot of ways, Mike Miranda doesn't need much projecting or much strength. He's already a large, strong, somewhat terrifying interior lineman. In fact, one of the reasons some programs have shied away from a dominant offensive lineman on one of Ohio's best big school football teams is some uncertainty over where his ceiling is. However, when you watch his tape, it is hard not to see why PSU felt he was just too good. He certainly projects as a guard or center, leaving an opening or two for a true tackle.

Welcome to Penn State, Mike!