Profile: Bar Milo
Position: Offensive Lineman
Location: West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Weight: 285 pounds
Recruiting: Milo played his recruitment pretty close to the vest and it may have caught some by surprise when he announced he would be committing earlier in the week. He had a final four of Arizona State, Miami, Nebraska and Washington but only visited one of the four, the Canes. Although Milo said he felt he knew enough about each of the schools on his list to give himself the information necessary to make his decision, it was difficult to see him committing to a school he has never seen close up. Miami signed Milo's quarterback and good friend Brad Kaaya last season and that definitely didn't hurt their chances. The big tackle also mentioned Miami's academics as a big factor in his decision.
What to Like: Milo has a great frame, is technically sound and very well coached. He's all of 6-6 with long arms and worked hard on his overall athleticism in the last year and made some nice strides in that area. He's able to physically dominate because of his feet, strength and plays with a high football IQ. He's also a physical player who plays through the whistle and has just the right amount of nastiness. He’s strong in run blocking and already advanced as a pass protector as the Chaminade offense is balanced and will prepare him well for the next level.
Areas to improve: Milo has definitely improved his feet and mobility but it's still an area that he needs to continue to work hard at. He does a nice job staying on balance but the speed rushers can still give him trouble around the edge. Counter moves can also give him trouble at times so staying light on his feet and improving his lateral mobility is another area we'd like to see Milo get better at before he heads to the next level.
Overall Analysis: Milo is a very nice pickup for the Canes but there's a good chance he'll still take a few official visits. The big lineman plays left tackle for Chaminade but probably projects best as a future right tackle. He's a player who's not just talented but works incredibly hard off the field and is a great teammate. He's one of the top linemen out West but was surprisingly not pursued by the two local schools, UCLA and USC. This helped to open the door for Miami who did a very nice job getting on Milo early and selling him on the benefits of the school off the field as much as on.