2014 Profile: QB/ATH Travon McMillian

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Travon McMillian , QB/ATH, Class of 2014, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)

Measurables:  6’0″, 194 pounds.  Can bench press over 300 pounds.

2011 Stats:  96 completions in 182 attempts (52.7-percent) for 1,394 yards with 13 touchdowns and 7 interceptions; 185 carries for 862 yards and 14 touchdowns

Offers:  Boston College, Illinois, Marshall, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

After serving as backup quarterback as a freshman in 2010, Travon McMillian took the reigns as Hylton varsity’s starting signal caller in 2011.  A big challenge awaited the Bulldogs in the season opener, but McMillian responded well, rushing for 99 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win over then defending Division 6 AAA state champion Battlefield.

“I was kind of nervous, but I was confident I could go out there and get the job done,” McMillian said of his performance against Battlefield (see video here).

Speaking on his entire sophomore season, McMillian said:  “My first game was pretty good.  As the season went on, I got better in our system.  By the end of the year, I was making audibles.  I got used to the game speed.  This year, I feel like I’ll be a lot better.  I’ve already had the experience.”

McMillian first started playing quarterback in the 7th grade, and he has stayed there ever since.

“It was just kind of a natural fit,” he said.  “I always could throw the ball.”

McMillian does not play defense for Hylton because of his importance as the starting signal caller.  He does want to play quarterback in college, but if quarterback doesn’t work out he feels he could play other positions.

“My primary position is quarterback.  I definitely want to try to be a quarterback in college,” McMillian said.  “If quarterback does not work out, I think I could play wide receiver, like a slot receiver, or safety.  My coach believes I could be the best safety in the state if I played there.  I’m good at reading the quarterback’s eyes because I