Article Written by: Zane Rowland – follow on Twitter
Dijmon Miller is a talented young man out of Moultrie for the Colquitt County Packers. He plays all over the field as needed for the Packers – quarterback, wideout and defensive back. As versatile as he is, Miller sees the most time at wide receiver.
At 6’1 185 pounds, Wheeler has the frame to play at the next level. He is a workhouse in every aspect of the game, including in the weight room, where he currently squats 355. Add to that a bench press max of 260 and a hang clean of 255.
Miller said that the rest of the team is looking to make another state championship run this fall.
“This season, my team and I are determined to make it all the way to a state championship,” Wheeler said. “As a team, we work hard each and every day of the week. We are a determined, we are dedicated, and we are committed! We are outstanding athletes, we are the Packers!”
When asked about what he thinks separates him as a player from everyone else, he had a few things to say.
“In my opinion, I have the ability and the agility to do anything on the field, no matter the situation,” Wheeler said. “I have a leadership mentality and I am cautious of bad habits. One thing for sure, I love being able to be there and help others in any way that I can. I know that my leadership will continue to expand and only the Lord knows how unstoppable we will be. I am here, there and everywhere for the Colquitt County Packers.”
In the interview, I could definitely tell when chatting with this young man, that he was special. He is a highly intelligent kid. He told me of some quotes that he holds dear to his heart.
Romans 12:2 -“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then, you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
He also shared with me a quote from one of the greatest coaches of all time, Tom Landry. “Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence! If you’re in control, they’re in control!”
One more he wanted me to note, is one from his head coach, Justin Rogers. “A coach driven team can be good. A player driven team can be great!”
In the classroom, he currently boasts a 3.5 GPA. I asked him to send me some academic information; most guys just text it to me and say some things are missing, but this young man created a Google Docs and color coded it! Wheeler takes things seriously, and has great attention to detail, and a mindset like will surely translate onto the football field.
Speaking of the gridiron, just last season, Wheeler was able to catch 16 balls for 240 yards, a whopping 15 yards per reception. There will definitely be more opportunities here this fall for the 2022 recruit to really break out.
He also has an offensive guru as his new offensive coordinator, Josh Crawford. This is Crawford’s second stint with the Packers, but first as the OC. He has an impressive resume’ with wideouts, as Aalah Brown was able to get nearly 800 yards in 2018. In 2019, Crawford helped Javontae Sherman clear the 1,000 yard mark. So with a big time offensive mind behind the play calling, we expect Wheeler to have a very impressive 2020 here.
He currently holds interest from South Alabama, Coastal Carolina and Maryland – a strong junior season could very well push that interest over the top!
Wheeler is by far one of the most impressive kids I have spoken with; his mentality is on a different level than most kids his age. Plus his attention to detail as mentioned earlier really is remarkable.
Wheeler is a guy that cares in the classroom, he cares about his teammates, and he has a team-first mentality. That attitude is infectious, and I for one, cannot wait to see him play at the next level!
Speaking to Coach Crawford on Wheeler and he had nothing but great things to say of his emerging star wideout. “His talent is God given. He really has great ball skills and he is a very intelligent player. I could not be more excited to watch him come on the scene this season!”
RG’s Take: Wheeler is definitely a quick-twitch athlete who at 6’1″ and 185 lbs shows some legit potential to play any one of the receiver positions at the next level. He is still trying to cut his teeth at the varsity level, but did show some promise his sophomore year as seen at the top of the article with his film. As mentioned earlier by Zane, there will certainly be a hole in the offense at the receiver position for Wheeler to fill. We would like to see him continue to improve with his route running and becoming more elusive after the catch, but definitely like how he fights for extra yardage and does show some decent body control too – just want to see him get around tacklers more consistently. Wheeler has some legit upside here, and we fully expect a strong junior year here that will grab the attention of D1 programs across country.