Scout Examines Michigan's Commitment From Florida-Based 2018 Gunslinger Joe Milton

Scout dissects the skill set of new Michigan Wolverines commit and Orlando (Fla.) Olympia signal-caller, Joe Milton.

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Name: Joe Milton

Position: Quarterback

Class: 2018

Location/School: Orlando (Fla.) Olympia

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4.5, 222 Pounds

Committed to: Michigan Wolverines

Ranking: Nation's 29th-Ranked Quarterback | South's 10th-Ranked Quarterback | Florida's Third-Ranked Quarterback

Scouting Report:

Milton is a bouncy athlete who is light on his feet, so you have to like his ability to evade pressure and extend plays with his legs. His size for the position is obvious, but overall, he is a good looking athlete who can provide that game-changing play under center.

Milton also does a good job of transferring weight and stepping into his throws. He has packed on solid mass over the past year, and measures in at roughly 6-foot-5 when lacing up the cleats. He can continue to work on his accuracy on some of his intermediate throws, but flashes great ball placement when extending the field with the deep ball.

The Central Florida native is also comfortable when throwing on the run. Milton's fleet-footed style allows him to dissect defenses with his legs, but he also does a nice job of keeping his eyes locked down the field in hopes of utilizing his arm first. Milton flicks the ball and puts the ball where it needs to be. He possesses the arm strength to make all the throws, and is just as confident when evading defenders and throwing off his back foot.

Milton is still fairly raw and has to continue to work on his throwing motion and delivery, but has all the tools to transform into a starter for the Wolverines. He knows when to put velocity on his throws and when not to, but some of his low throws tend to come from putting too much heat on the ball.

Milton checks in with top-notch size for the position, and possesses the athleticism and awareness to make plays outside the pocket as well. The bright lights do not seem to rattle him, so he does a nice job of keeping his emotions in check and providing leadership in the huddle. Milton has things to work on leading up his senior campaign, but possesses a cannon for an arm. There is a lot of potential with this Sunshine State standout.


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