In his latest diary with 247Sports, five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) went in-depth about the college coaches who are recruiting him personally.
When he got to Florida’s Will Muschamp, the Under Armour All-American compared him to a coach from the defending national champs. But it wasn’t his old mentor, Nick Saban.
“Two coaches I’ve talked to a lot are Coach Will Muschamp and Coach Kirby Smart,” McMillan wrote. ”I think Coach Muschamp would fit right in if he was on the Alabama coaching staff. To me, him and Coach Smart are spitting images of each other. Coach Muschamp and Coach Smart are defensive-minded guys. Muschamp is a head coach, but they have the same mentality. And they like great-size linebackers that can run.
They both coached at Valdosta State. They can relate to the people in my part of the state because of that I think. That’s where they first started. They mention each other sometimes.”
Another talking point Muschamp has with Peach State prosect is his history in Georgia, where he went to high school and played college football.
“Muschamp also talks about when he was a Georgia Bulldog. He always refers back to his Georgia days,” McMillan wrote.
The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder currently has Ohio State leading and plans to announce a Top 7 in July, which is expected to include the Gators. He has visited UF twice — most recently in Febuary — and was evaluated by the Florida coaches earlier this month.
McMillan is ranked the No. 1 inside linebacker by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports. As a junior, he recorded 151 tackles, seven sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.