Four Schools Stand Out To McMillian

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Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) quarterback/athlete Travon McMillian recently received scholarship offers from Tennessee and Auburn, bringing his offer total to 11. Boston College, Illinois, Marshall, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia have also offered the standout junior, who plans to travel to a handful of schools in the coming months.

McMillian is not in any rush to make his college choice, but he says he would like to commit at the beginning or the middle of his senior season. He made earlier visits to Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Upcoming trips include Maryland on Saturday, California and Stanford in March, and Duke, UVa, and Virginia Tech in the near future.

The 6’0″, 195-pound athlete has not yet narrowed his list of schools, but he did reveal which programs have his attention at this point.

“I kind of like UVa and Virginia Tech equal. I like Stanford and Cal. Those four are the ones I’m really thinking about right now,” said McMillian.

What does McMillian like about these four schools in particular?

“The Engineering, definitely,” answered McMillian, who carries a 3.9 GPA.

The in-state Cavaliers and Hokies are hot on McMillian’s trail. Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and defensive coordinator Bud Foster stopped by Hylton in late January, and UVa head coach Mike London has spoken with the talented senior as well. Coaches from both programs have made favorable impressions on the standout prospect.

“I like Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer. He’s a cool guy,” McMillian said. “I like Bud Foster, too. But (UVa safeties coach) Anthony Poindexter, I get along with him really well too. It’s even right now between both of them.”

McMillian has been a consistent and productive performer for the Bulldogs each of the past two seasons. Playing only quarterback this past season as a junior, he threw for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 1,194 yards and 16 scores. In 2011, he passed for 1,394 yards, rushed for 862 yards, and scored 27 touchdowns.

McMillian has the ability to play multiple positions, including quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back. He wants the opportunity to play quarterback on the major college level, something most of the coaches recruiting him seem willing to provide.