Milliner Enjoys Weekend In Auburn

Stanhope-Elmore standout Pat Milliner talks about being in Auburn for Big Cat Weekend.

Millbrook, Ala.--The younger brother of Alabama signee Demarcus Milliner, Pat Milliner is quickly making a name for himself in the recruiting world as well. With sprinter's speed to go along with a good frame and good hands, Milliner is a wide receiver that is shooting up the charts for several schools around the Southeast.

A visitor for Auburn's Big Cat Weekend, Milliner had the opportunity to check out one of the schools on his list up close and personal. Taking in the sights of the weekend along with friend and 2012 prospect Justin Shanks from Prattville, Milliner said it gave him a good impression of what Auburn is all about.

"It was fun because I had never been there," Milliner said. "It was nice though. I'll definitely be back. I liked the pie eating contest. That was fun. Coach (Trooper) Taylor told me to come back June 13 for a camp. I'll be back."

With his brother expected to have a chance at early playing time for Alabama in the secondary, many expect the younger Milliner to follow in his footsteps. While the Crimson Tide is in the picture, he said right now it's too early to say that he'll be next.

"My brother made his decision," Milliner said. "I'll make my own decision. His best fit might not be for me."

One of the things that has Milliner interested in Auburn is the coaching staff put together by Gene Chizik. Very energetic with a close bond among themselves, the staff has transferred that feeling to the recruits he said.

"I like them," Milliner said. "They are very close. It's unique because they are all about family and academics and hard work."

At nearly 6-2 and 185 pounds, Milliner has good size for a wide receiver and is being recruited for that position by the Tigers. One of his fellow visitors for Big Cat Weekend was quarterback Kiehl Frazier, the nation's #4 quarterback who committed to Auburn following his trip. How much influence does a commitment like Frazier have on a class and in particular the wide receiver position? Milliner said it plays a big part.

"I didn't get a chance to talk to him, but he may be my quarterback," Milliner said. "It makes you look his way when a guy like that commits."

Still waiting on offers, Milliner is hearing from Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Vanderbilt and several other schools.


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