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Former Ohio State QB Impressing At New Program

Ohio State QB Jack Miller prepares to receive a snap.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Jack Miller III #9 looks on during the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Akron Zips at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on September 25, 2021. (Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former Ohio State quarterback Jack Miller III seems to be fitting right in with his new home in Gainesville.

As the Florida Gators get their spring practice underway, Miller is reportedly making a strong push for the 2022 starting QB job under newly-hired head coach Billy Napier.

Anthony Richardson is currently projected as the QB1 favorite, but the former Buckeye is impressing with his performance so far.

“Well, there’s a reason Jack’s here,” Napier said this week, per GatorsWire.com. “I think we anticipated potential issues. Jack comes across as a guy who has been in competition before. He’s played in games before, and he does come across like it’s not too big for him.”

Miller's new teammates also seem to be embracing Miller.

“He didn’t come in and think, ‘Oh I was at Ohio State and this is how they ran their program,’” running back Nay’Quan Wright said. “He came in and bought in. He’s a great teammate for me. He comes in and laughs. He takes mental reps when he’s not in. I like that about him; how he takes his mental reps when he’s not in the game.”

Miller joined the Ohio State program as a four-star member of the 2020 class. Through his first two collegiate seasons, he made just five game appearances and logged 101 passing yards.

Miller will look to up his playing time with the Gators this coming season.