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Position isn’t the only thing Braxton Miller is changing


Ohio State’s Braxton Miller will without much doubt be one of the more intriguing players to follow around this season, whether by drone or just through the miracle of television. If you are looking for him on the playing field at any point though, you will not see Miller wearing his familiar No. 5. He has changed uniform numbers.

Miller is switching to No. 1 this season in a move that he says is representative of a new era.

Hey, whatever motivation works for you.

Ohio State previously had two players wearing the No. 1. Safety Eric Smith will likely continue wearing the number on defense. However, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon will be wearing a new number in order for Miller to take over No. 1 on offense. Dixon will be the one giving up the uniform number, and he will be taking over the now vacant No. 5.

Virginia announces recruiting class of 22

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(Below is Virginia’s press release on the players added as part of its 2013 recruiting class.)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia football program signed 21 student-athletes to a National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2013-14 academic school year head coach Mike London announced. One additional recruit enrolled at UVa in January, topping the class off at 22. Highlighting the nationally ranked class are 10 signees from the state of Virginia, including six from the Richmond region and three from the Tidewater region.

(Writer’s note: below the jump are the complete bios of all 22 members of Virginia’s 2013 recruiting class.)