Just Getting Started

The recruitment of Raekwon McMillan, still just a sophomore, is already well underway.

A 239-pound linebacker from Liberty County High in Hinesville, Ga., McMillan visited Georgia for VID on Saturday.

"That was my first visit to any school," he said. "I felt special because all of the coaches took time out of their day to talk to me, watch film and recruit me."

McMillan, who had 97 total tackles last season, toured the facilities and watched the basketball team defeat South Carolina.

"Mark Richt took me in his office, too," McMillan said. "We had a good conversation. I liked all their (SEC championship) rings they had."

Coach Tony Ball recruits the eastern portion of Georgia that McMillan hails from, but linebacker Coach Kirk Olivadotti has already began to build a relationship with the talented 2014 prospect.

"Coach Olivadotti is a cool, personable guy," McMillan said. "You can tell his system fits his players."

Originally from Texas, McMillan said he grew up a Longhorns fan before moving to Georgia. While he'd still like to be recruited by Texas, the schools he's hearing the most from are Georgia, Ohio State and Georgia Tech. McMillan plans to visit the Buckeyes on April 1.

Until then, he's focused on not letting the attention get to his head.

"I'm trying to stay humble," he said. "I feel real special because not many kids get recruited this early."


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