MLB Daniel McMillan Profile
First Coast High School [Jacksonville, Fla.] junior linebacker Daniel McMillan was supposed to visit Clemson in June for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, but the trip was cancelled at the last minute.
"I liked this way better, because I got to experience game day and how Death Valley is," he told CUTigers.com. "The fans are tremendous. All the support, I love it."
McMillan appreciated the message that was stressed to him by the Tigers' coaches.
"They talked mostly about education," he said. "Growing up, my mom and dad talked about that being the most important thing -- education. When football is over with, what are you going to have to fall back on?"
The game day experience was also a plus.
"The atmosphere, the crowd, the stadium and Death Valley, period," McMillan said.
He spent time with First Coast alum Tavaris Barnes, a redshirt freshman defensive tackle at Clemson.
"He said it's a home away from home. Clemson's like a big ol' family," McMillan said.
With over 35 offers to his name, he offered no list of favorites.
"I'm just trying to get the SAT out of the way, so I can decide and determine where I want to go," he said.
A decision may not come until signing day.
"I want to take my time and evaluate what schools have to offer, and enjoy it, enjoy it while it's here," McMillan said. "Most people don't get this opportunity. I'm blessed."
Several factors will be considered.
"Like I said, a home away from home," he said. "It's not who's trying to get me on the field, but who's trying to build a relationship with me. Someone who's looking to get to know me better, know my family, get to know my mom and dad."
Are other visits on tap for the 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect?
"I should be coming back to Clemson to watch Florida State and Clemson," McMillan said.
As a sophomore, he had 86 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions.
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