More From Travon McMillian’s Announcement

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Yesterday afternoon, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) rising senior Travon McMillian took the stage for a press conference in his school’s auditorium.  In front of family and friends (including 5-star Woodbridge H.S. rising senior Da’Shawn Hand ), coaches and teammates (including FSU-bound senior linebacker EJ Levenberry), the 6’0″, 195-pound quarterback/athlete prospect announced his decision to attend Virginia Tech.

On stage was a table with three hats – the University of California, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech.  These schools were McMillian’s three finalists, but he also had considered offers from Auburn, Boston College, Illinois, Marshall, Maryland, Mississippi, UNC, N.C. State, Tennessee, UVa and West Virginia.  At the table sat McMillian in the middle, and he was flanked by Bulldogs varsity head football coach Tony Lilly and Activities Director Sal Colangelo.  Also there was Hylton Principal David Cassady, Jr., who said:  “Travon is, for all you young people out there, the epitome of a young man who represents Hylton High School at its best.”

McMillian began his speech by thanking those closest to him.  Then he discussed his recruitment and the finalists before revealing his college choice.

“I’m really happy I had this opportunity.  I dreamed of this opportunity and it finally came.  I worked hard and I feel like I deserved it,” McMillian said.

“When I went to California this Spring Break, it was a great experience.  I was with coach Andy Buh, the defensive coordinator, and [offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach] Tony Franklin.  They showed me around the facilities and everything.  They’re great people.

“With Georgia Tech, Coach Pehrson, he messages me on Facebook every day, so he’s always wanting to know what I’m doing.

“With Virginia Tech, I just went down there on Saturday and had a great time with the coaching staff.  I got a chance to talk to the quarterback coach there.  They’re giving me a shot at quarterback, and if it doesn’t work out then they said I’m too dynamic of an athlete to not be on the field.

“Okay.  Now time for me to choose my school.  I’ll be playing college football at…”