McMillian enjoys the West Coast

Travon McMillian made the 3,000-mile trip to California last week to visit two of the top schools in the country. The Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton star talks about his trip, future and more.

Travon McMillian made the cross-country trip to California last week to visit two Pac-12 schools.

"I went to Stanford last Friday and it went pretty well," he said. "I got there at 9 (a.m.) and it ended that night at 7."

"It was just me and the coaching staff. "They're looking at me as a quarterback, but if that doesn't work out they said they would put me somewhere else."

McMillian really enjoyed one part of the trip.

"My favorite part was the campus," he said. "I went into the Hoover Institute and got to see everything and walked around the rest of campus, too. It was just really nice."

Although the Cardinal have not offered, McMillian is confident that they will in the near future.

"They're really interested in me, but they haven't offered me yet because they need to get my SAT scores," he said. "I haven't taken the SAT yet, but once I do, they said they'll offer."

Earlier in the week, he visited Stanford's rival.

"I visited Cal on Tuesday," McMillian said. "It was really nice and I also got to talk to the coaches. They told me the same thing – they want to see my SAT scores before they offer."

"I really liked seeing their new facilities. They just spent 400 million dollars on them and they were really nice. I got a chance to step on the field, too. It was a really good visit."

The four-star signal-caller said he is down to six schools and the schools above are out in front.

"Definitely Cal and Stanford – Georgia Tech, UVA, Maryland and Virginia Tech," he said. "I really like Stanford – they're my leader – and Cal is right behind them."

Why are Stanford and California his top two schools?

"The academics at Stanford are really strong and that's really important to me," McMillian said. "They're also going to give me a shot at quarterback. If I don't end up playing quarterback, then maybe receiver or defensive back."

"I also felt really comfortable there. I feel like the people there are a lot like me. I also got to talk to one of the players from the East Coast and he said not to worry about how far away it was because it's worth it."

"I like the same things at Cal. They have a really good rivalry with Stanford. They're also going to give me a shot at quarterback, too. "I also like Cal's system – they run the spread offense. They told me that if I went there, they would start running a lot of zone-read option. It would be kind of the same way my high school uses me – but throwing the ball a lot more – and that's exciting."

As for other trips, McMillian said he plans to make trips to Georgia Tech, Virginia and Virginia Tech in the near future.

The dual-threat quarterback has high goals for his senior season.

"Next season, my goals are to have 2,000 yards passing and 2,000 rushing," McMillian said. "Our team goals are to go undefeated and win the state championship."

The Hylton standout is in no hurry to make a decision.

"I'm going to try to wait it out and extend this process," he said. "I'm going to make sure that I look at all my options carefully and try to choose my best option. I might wait and decide on Signing Day or a little after."

Last season, McMillian threw for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also ran for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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