Mills Gets First Four

First four offers in for Lancaster (Tx.) High cornerback Jalen Mills...

Iowa State, Tulsa, Houston, and UTEP have verbally offered Jalen Mills.

"They talked to my position coach," said Mills. "They all like me at cornerback… said I'm good and that there's a possibility I can play early."

What does the 6'0, 180-pound Lancaster star know- or like- about these programs?

"I love that they are all focused on academics first. They take good care of their players. I also like their many different styles that they play football."

Of the four, Mills has only visited Houston- he attended their junior day this spring.

"I liked it alot for my first junior day," said Mills. "I met the defensive back coach and talked to Coach Sumlin."

"I had a junior day invite to Tulsa last weekend, but I didn't get to make it."

Mills says he hopes to make it to the Sooner State this spring- but for exactly that- the Sooners.

With University of Oklahoma being an interest of his, he's wanting to hit up its spring game in two weeks.

He may attend Iowa State, Tulsa, UTEP, and Houston's camps this summer. TBD.

In the meantime, Mills will be improving his speed and technique.

"I have to better those if I really want to be a lockdown corner."

He's off to a good start, though. Mills certainly looked a tad faster than his reported 4.5 at the Next Level Athlete Showcase in February (an invite-only featuring hundreds of North Texas standouts). He was easily one of the Top Three DBs, dominating 1-on-1s with receivers. Mills is light on his feet with a quick first step. If you beat him, enjoy the freedom while it lasts-- Mills recovers quickly and will be on your heels in no time. That's 'if' he gets beat..

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