Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) standout Travon McMillian boasts 12 major FBS scholarship offers, but right now five schools stand above the rest. The 6’0″, 195-pound prospect, the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback but a player with potential at several positions at the major college level, recently visited three of his five favorites.
In March, McMillian headed west to Pac-12 schools California and Stanford. Cal offered. Stanford did not, but if McMillian can get the needed SAT score, an offer likely will come.
“They are waiting for me to take the SAT,” McMillian answered when asked about his status with Stanford. “If I get over a 1500, they said they would offer.”
Both Cal and Stanford “were really nice. I liked the facilities and everything,” McMillian said.
“Both locations are really good. There are a lot of smart people at those places.”
Stanford has certainly surged on the football front in recent years. Cal on the other hand underwent an offseason coaching change, replacing longtime coach Jeff Tedford with former Louisiana Tech head man Sonny Dykes. Football, though, isn’t the main attraction with either school in McMillian’s eyes.
“Definitely the academic part,” McMillian said when asked what he liked most about each program. “Stanford and Cal, they are not only good in Engineering, but they are good overall. Stanford is like 6th in the nation overall, and Cal-Berkeley is 16th.”
Striking the right balance of academics and athletics is most important to the Hylton standout. As of now, his decision will be based more on education.
“I think academics are more important,” McMillian said. “I’m not saying football isn’t important, but I’m looking at it from a different perspective. I’m thinking about the next 40 years and what these schools can offer me. With really good academic schools like Cal or Stanford, they have really good networking systems to help with getting a job.”
McMillian stayed closer to home this past Saturday, taking in a Junior Day at Virginia Tech. The Hokies staff made it crystal clear that the talented athlete is a priority in this class.
“It was really nice,” McMillian said of the Tech recruiting event experience. “The coaches showed me a lot of love. Basically, every coach on the staff knows who I am. They said they feel like I’m a dynamic...
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