Standout 2013 LB Enjoys Auburn Camp

Talented junior linebacker Daniel McMillan talks about the Auburn Football Camp and how recruiting is already heating up.

Jacksonville, Fla.—First Coast High School is full of outstanding prospects with senior linebackers Reggie Northrup (Miami Commitment) and Joseph Jackson (WVU Commitment) leading the charge. However, the 2013 class isn't without talent either as linebacker Daniel McMillan is expected to be perhaps the top linebacker in the nation next season.

He showed why on Saturday as he was one of the more impressive players at Auburn's final summer football camp of the year. A big, physical player, he also showed the ability to run and cover. He said for him it was nice to get another look at Auburn and take part in the camp.

"It was a good camp," the 6-3, 220 McMillan said. "Things went great. I always think there is room for improvement. I was out there competing with the best of the best so that made things good."

Making his second trip to Auburn along with almost a dozen teammates, McMillan said that there is a lot to like about the Tigers and defensive coordinator Ted Roof. Because of that he's anxious to learn even more about the school, coaches, etc.

"It's a good place with good facilities," McMillan said. "I could see myself going there. I don't really have much of a relationship with them yet, but I plan to have one. I plan to have one real soon. I'm going to keep in touch with them. I want to grow to know them better."

McMillan shows his athletic ability in a footwork drill.

Along with Troup County standout Reuben Foster, McMillan is thought to be one of the top linebackers in the 2013 class. Even though people are already talking about him the talented junior said that doesn't faze him.

"I try to stay humble and stay within myself," McMillan said. "I always think there is room for improvement."

With so many talented teammates surrounding him on the defense for First Coast, McMillan said it really frees him up just to play football without worrying too much about trying to take things over.

"It helps me a lot," McMillan said. "I depend on my teammates a lot. If I wanted to I could play with my eyes closed because I know they have my back."

Already with 25 scholarship offers from top colleges around the country, McMillan has plenty of options to choose from, but he said he's just taking his time with things and not trying to put any pressure on himself.

"I'm just worrying about my grades trying to get them right," McMillan said. "I'm worrying about the SAT's and everything like that."

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