McMillon 'Happy' with Michigan offer

McMillon 'Happy' with Michigan offer

2015 LB Joshua McMillon talks about his offer from the Wolverines, a possible visit and more.

At 6-foot-4, 240-pounds, Joshua McMillon is a linebacker that college coaches are lining up to offer.

The Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High standout recently notched offers from Alabama, Ohio State and Auburn. Earlier this week he landed his second offer from the Big Ten when Michigan extended a scholarship his way.

"I was kind of happy with the whole situation," McMillon said on receiving an offer from the Wolverines. "I talked on the phone with (defensive coordinator) Greg Mattison, who coached the Baltimore Ravens. He talked about how he coached Ray Lewis. Overall, it was a great time talking with Greg."

While McMillon spoke highly of his first conversation with Mattison, he also has a family member who has educated him on what the Maize & Blue have to offer.

"My cousin is alumni, so he is always telling me great things... since I was in the ninth grade... about Michigan," McMillon said. "Their overall No. 1 in academics in several (majors). They are also No. 1 on the field. They make sure you get your class work in. Then after class, they make sure you prevail on the football field."

"I plan on taking a visit up there," McMillon said. "My coach is trying to get me up there for a visit. … I'm not sure when it will be."

McMillan also holds offers from Missouri, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Georgia to name a few. And with more offers sure to follow, McMillan says "it's way too early" to name a top five.

Last summer the three-star backer took a tour of eight SEC campuses, so he is very familiar with teams in the south. Despite his comfort with those schools he says he won't be ending his recruitment any time soon.

"Overall, I like the campuses," McMillan said reflecting upon SEC campus tour. "but I don't want to make my final decision till I look at all the colleges involved."

He continued: "I'm looking for a home away from home. A good relationship with my coach. A coach I can talk about anything. A great overall environment. A place where I love the school -- and the school loves me."

As far as what he bring to the table as a football player, McMillon says: "I would say I am player when the team is down and out, and they need someone to make a play – I will be the player that will be there. I want to make plays on fourth down. I like to make the play and give my team motivation."

McMillon says he will most likely pick his future college after his senior season.

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