Justin McMillan is only about two months away from enrolling in college, and this weekend showed what’s in store for him.
The LSU quarterback commit took his official visit over the weekend, spending about 48 hours on campus from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. McMillan has already signed his financial aid agreement and will enroll at LSU in January to go through spring practices.
Spending time with the players, coaches and taking in the Tigers’ upset of Ole Miss got him all the more ready to be in college.
“I am booked in,” McMillan said. “I will be there in January. I’ve signed and now it’s just letting time pass.”
His official visit featured dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, a stop by the set of College Gameday and plenty of quality time with his player hosts Malachi Dupre and Jamal Adams. McMillan said those two “made [him] feel way more comfortable about being there,” as did Cam Cameron and Les Miles.
McMillan has developed a tight relationship with Coach Cameron since he picked him out from June’s prospect camp and extended him an offer. McMillan also said Coach Miles showed tremendous strength this weekend.
“I spent a lot of my time with Coach Cam and Les,” McMillan said. “It feels like I have known Coach Cam for years. He has such an inviting personality that you can’t help but to be comfortable around him. God bless Coach Miles. He remained the same guy, tough as nails with a great smile.”
Another highlight of the trip was spending it with his five-star teammate. DaMarkus Lodge also took an official visit to LSU this weekend, and though McMillan said he isn’t trying to make Lodge’s choice for him, he is doing his best to ensure Lodge ends up a Tiger.
“He is teetering.” McMillan said with a laugh. “I’m trying to pull him.”
McMillan also spent some time around the two players he’ll share a quarterback room with next season. He said he has tremendous respect for both Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, especially for the way they’ve handled the drama that’s engulfed that position this season.
“They are both great, both talented,” McMillan said. “They have their own type of games. It’s going to be great growing as a quarterback with them.”
Now nothing stood out more about his LSU visit than the game itself. McMillan was paraded around the field pregame and got to meet some LSU legends like Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham.
Then after the clocks finally wound down, both he and Lodge took full advantage of the field storming.
“The game was the best college game I have been to,” McMillan said. “We stormed the field with the crowd. It was a once in a lifetime thing…The stadium made me feel like I was just that guy. It really made me realize how great the fans and stadium are.”
Justin McMillan ready to be at LSU
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