Iowa City the Right Fit for Casey McMillan

The Montana Grizzlies have an excellent FCS program, one of the finest in the nation. They were hoping that OL Casey McMillan, a Big Sky State prospect, would wind up joining their program on the first Wednesday of February. But the Iowa coaching staff felt strongly enough about McMillan to offer him a scholarship over the weekend, and he accepted on the spot.

"Coach (Reese) Morgan hinted that Coach Ferentz would be offering me a scholarship when I met with him, so I called my parents and I told them that I really liked it here and would be committing if Iowa offered,' McMillan said.

"So once I met with Coach Ferentz, he extended the offer and I committed on the spot. He was pretty excited."

"He said that I was just the kind of guy they were looking for; my toughness and work ethic is what they look for in recruits."

Some folks closely associated with the Iowa program have informed that the Iowa staff believes they may have another Marshal Yanda type player on their hands with McMillan.

Yanda had good old fashioned farm strength when he came to Iowa from Junior College, and he turned out to be one of the better offensive linemen of the Ferentz era.

Though Iowa is a long way from Montana, McMillan believes it's a good fit for him.

"I think the thing that struck me the most were the coaches. They really seemed like they care for players, not just on the field but off of it as well. I talked with several of the players about it, and that is what they said exactly, that the coaches really care for you."

McMillan can play on both sides of the line, but he believes his future at Iowa is clear.

"It doesn't really matter to me. I liked defense in high school, but my potential is better on the offense because of my size. I am probably too tall (6-4) and big for defense, but my size (295-pounds) is alright for the inside of the offensive line

McMillan feels that he was shown the best of what Iowa City has to offer while on his visit.

"My host Travis Meade was great. The two nights we were out in town were great. I met a lot of people and saw what Iowa City was all about. I really wanted to know what people were like and what the city was like. I think I was able to do that, and that was the perfect ending to everything."

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