Milikin’s Stock Rising

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Woodberry Forest (VA) rising senior Carlson Milikin entered the spring having committed to the University of Virginia for lacrosse. He remains committed, but interest from major FBS-level football programs is increasing and Milikin is interested to see where it leads.

“I’m pretty much open-minded,” Milikin said of where he stands with respect to his college decision. “The lacrosse Early Signing Period is in November. I want to make a decision [on which sport to play] before that. It depends on what interest I get in football this summer, if I do well at camps. I’m 100 percent with UVa lacrosse right now. Football has been my passion since I was a little kid, so hopefully it picks up.”

The 6’0″, 190-pound Milikin has accomplished a considerable amount on the gridiron. He will be a 4-year starter on the varsity level. Woodberry Forest’s leading scorer this past season, he averaged 20 yards per catch at wide receiver. He returned a punt 75 yards and a kick-off 70 yards for touchdowns. He started at cornerback on defense, earning first-team all-Prep league and first-team all-state honors for his performance.

“He is a vicious tackler and a shutdown corner,” Tigers head coach Clint Alexander said of Milikin, who totaled five interceptions in 2010.

Milikin updated the latest on the football recruiting front, which has been quite active recently.

“Last week, Navy offered me. That was my first football scholarship offer,” Milikin said. “Then Coach [Al] Groh from Georgia Tech flew in to see me practice. He said he wants me at corner. They are one of the few teams that want me at corner. He wants me to camp, and he said there is a good possibility they could offer me a scholarship. Coach [Tom] Bratton from Maryland saw me practice. Anthony Poindexter and Coach [Bill] Lazor from Virginia saw me practice.”

In addition to the schools mentioned above, Milikin has also received recent interest from Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Virginia Tech. June will be an important month, as the Woodberry Forest star plans to participate in six football