Elite LB sees Tigers, names leaders

The No. 2 ranked middle linebacker in the class of 2014 spent his Saturday afternoon in Clemson watching the Tigers' Military Appreciation Day win.

MLB Raekwon McMillan Profile

Among the prospects Clemson hosted this weekend was Liberty County High School [Hinesville, Ga.] junior Raekwon McMillan.

"It was probably one of my best trips, going up there," McMillan told CUTigers.

He added, "Clemson's like a family. I just felt a family vibe while I was up there in Clemson."

The four-star prospect met with Dabo Swinney and Brent Venables. Swinney took McMillan into his office for a pre-game discussion.

"He was just telling me that I can be a part of this national championship run that they're about to have, stuff like that," McMillan said. "He said I could be one of the top linebackers that came through Clemson."

Venables pointed out the success he's had over the years with some of the top linebackers in college football.

"Coach Venables was showing me his coaching pedigree from Oklahoma, showing me the linebackers that he put in the NFL," McMillan said.

Also this season, McMillan has visited Georgia and South Carolina. He was in Athens for the Tennessee game and Columbia for the Georgia game.

He's planning to head to Florida for next month's game against Missouri.

Who leads?

"Ohio State, Clemson then Georgia, Alabama and then USC."

A couple of factors have the Buckeyes on top.

"I feel that they're program is second to none," McMillan said. "They have a great coaching staff there with Urban Meyer, coach [Mike] Vrabel and coach [Everett] Withers from North Carolina.

"They're going to be in the run for a national championship soon."

What stands out the most about Clemson?

"Clemson just gives you the family vibe every time you're up there. They make you feel like you're at home and they make it feel like it's a home away from home."

A commitment won't be made for a while.

"I'm going to commit at the Under Armour All-American game," McMillan said.

So far this season, McMillan has 105 tackles, six sacks, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception. On the offensive side of the ball, he's for 166 yards and seven touchdowns. McMillan has also blocked five punts.

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