2014 inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan has decided to play his college football for Ohio State. The 6’1″, 243-pound star is the No. 1 ILB in the country and has similar attributes to another Urban Meyer guy in former Florida LB Brandon Spikes. What does McMillan’s commitment mean for Ohio State going forward? College football analyst Michael Felder breaks down what the top recruit will bring to Columbus, Ohio, next season. Highlights courtesy of xosdigital.com. Read more Ohio State Football news on BleacherReport.com
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has brought life back to the Buckeyes program, and it all starts with his recruiting efforts. Meyer is landing top prospects all over the country and is in the hunt to land 5-star ILB Raekwon McMillan from Hinesville, Ga. The 6’2″, 243-pound recruit is the No. 1 ILB in the class of 2014 and has received offers from all over the country. College football analyst Barrett Sallee and 247sports.com National Writer Steve Wiltfong break down the latest on McMillan’s recruitment. Highlights courtesy of xosdigital.com Read more Ohio State Football news on BleacherReport.com
Ohio State is always a threat to come away with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation on national signing day, especially with coach Urban Meyer at the helm. Meyer is one of the best recruiters in college football, and Ohio State is one of college football’s biggest draws. The Buckeyes are a national powerhouse with a national following and a great home-field atmosphere in Columbus, Ohio. There’s a lot to like about Ohio State. Combine that with Meyer’s championship experience, and it shouldn’t be surprising that the school already has the No. 2 class nationally, according to the 247Sports team rankings. Ohio State is going to have to stay strong on the recruiting trail though, because it’s not as if Alabama is going to stop recruiting. The same can be said for the likes of Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame and any of the other powers out there. If Ohio State and coach Meyer want to finish on
Raekwon McMillan is the best inside linebacker in the 2014 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports composite, so when he narrows down his list or takes a visit, that’s a big deal. McMillan is 6’2”, 242 pounds and runs a 4.79 40, per 247Sports. He has a blend of size, speed and physicality that makes him hard to ignore as an inside linebacker prospect. He’s so good, in fact, that according to the 247Sports composite, he’s the No. 12 player nationally. Landing an official visit from McMillan will be no small deal for even the biggest schools out there, and according to Brad Bournival of ESPN.com, the linebacker recruit has five officials scheduled: LSU appears on the schedule twice for McMillan, but only because the Tigers play Georgia (Sept. 28) and Alabama (Nov. 9) during official visits with the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide, respectively. The same goes for Florida State, but only because the Seminoles travel to Clemson (Oct. 19) and Florida (Nov. 30) during…
Ohio State coaches might be a little tired by this time next Sunday, and it won’t just be from teaching the current Buckeyes. Today kicks off a huge week of visitors as many of the top players in the upcoming recruiting classes arrive in Columbus, Ohio. And two of the visitors scheduled to arrive Monday are as important as any players in 2014 recruiting class. Huge Ohio State target and ESPN Watch List inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga.
Throughout the next few months, BuckeyeNation will look further into those juniors offered by Ohio State. We’ll give as much detail as we can and go behind the scenes to see why these class of 2014 standouts are so attractive to the Buckeyes. First on the list of inside linebackers is Raekwon McMillan, who is no stranger to the Buckeyes as he’s been on several unofficial visits. Vitals: McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) is 6-foot-2 and 234 pounds.
The ink may still be drying on the letters of intent from the 2013 national signing day, but the fight’s already on for 2014—and Urban Meyer’s insistent on hitting Michigan where it hurts.
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Clifton Garrett’s interest in Ohio State remains strong. Already an unofficial visitor in July for the Buckeyes’ Friday Night Lights — Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) watched the camp from the stands — and in November for the Michigan game, he’ll be in Columbus, Ohio, again on Feb. 2. The ESPN Watch List junior was impressed with the Buckeyes after Ohio State’s 26-21 win over Michigan. “[Urban Meyer] wants to get this train rolling, making it clear he wants me to come down and be a Buckeye,” Garrett said after the Ohio State win.