Ohio State Buckeyes Snag Verbal from Illinois State Runner-Up Nolan Miller

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Nolan Miller has verbally committed to swim for the Ohio State Buckeyes beginning in the 2023-24 season. The freestyle and butterfly specialist is a senior at Champaign Central High School and he swims year-round with the Champaign County YMCA.

I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to study and swim at The Ohio State University. Thank you to Coach Bill and Coach Mike and the Ohio state coaching staff for helping me through the process. I would also like to thank God for guiding me through the process. GO BUCKEYES🌰

Miller was a dual-sport athlete until he got to high school. It was then that he decided to focus on swimming and as a result, his times improved. Freshman year, he qualified for the Illinois Boys State Championship, finishing 30th in the 500 free in a time of 4:46.85.

Around the same time the following year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, Miller competed at his team’s championship meet in the 200 and 500 free. He went a 1:40.67 in the 200 and a 4:39.46, going five and six seconds faster than he had only a year earlier.

As a junior, he made significant improvements that landed him in the A-final at the Illinois State Championships. Miller was the State runner-up in the 500 free, touching in a personal best time of 4:28.49. The Champaign Central junior was also runner-up in the 200 free with a new PB of 1:38.21.

This spring, Miller placed third in the 500 free (4:27.18) and fourth in the 200 free (1:38.55) at the 2022 YMCA Short Course National Championships. He also came in 12th in the 100 fly (49.60) and 13th in the 200 fly (1:52.02).

He most recently competed at the 2022 Speedo Junior National Championships in Irvine, CA. Miller was 68th in the 400-meter free and 72nd in the 200-meter free, notching PBs of 4:07.14 and 1:55.56 in the two events.

Top SCY Times:

  • 200 free – 1:38.21
  • 500 free – 4:27.18
  • 100 fly – 49.60
  • 200 fly – 1:51.23

Ohio State will welcome Miller in the fall of 2023. He will be joining Lucas Lane and Evan Blazer as a member of the team’s class of 2027. The Buckeyes have a strong mid-distance free squad; Ruslan Gaziev and Shaw Satterfield both scored in the A final of the 200 free and Charlie Clark was top-8 in the 500 free at the 2022 B1G Championships. Miller will overlap with Satterfield, Clark, Alex Quach, Brandon Day, Mario McDonald, Jonathan Edwards, and Nathan Holty.

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Go Buckeyes
1 year ago

Great recruit – so much potential