Shareef Miller was one of the final commits in the class of 2015, pulling the trigger in late January. He came to Penn State from Philly as a 3-star defensive end, choosing the Nittany Lions over offers from nearly every eastern program under the sun, from the elite (VA Tech) to BTPR to Miami to Tennessee—and he even spurned the mighty Oregon Ducks and Nebraska Cornhuskers to suit up for James Franklin.
Miller redshirted the 2015 behind a veteran line and learned from coach Sean Spencer (and bulked up under Galt—he signed at 220 pounds and is now listed at 250). He looks to be a major factor in the defensive line rotation, and will likely be the first man in after starting defensive lineman Garrett Sickels on the strong side.
He was the #12 player in the state in his class, and shows natural athletic explosiveness. He may not see as much time as Torrence Brown (whom I still expect to crack the starting line by October) but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t see more and more time as the season wears on.