At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, Wheaton (Ill) Wheaton-North standout offensive lineman Akim Millington has helped his team to an outstanding start this season.
"We're 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in the state," he said. "We just have to keep winning one game at a time but things look pretty good right now. I've been playing well at nose guard on defense and left tackle on offense. This is my first year playing defense and I'm getting sick of getting double teamed every snap."
Millington, whose 18 ACT score makes him a full academic qualifier, also talked about the recruiting process.
"Everything's good," he said. "I have four official visits set up and that's helping me narrow things down some with everyone still calling. I have Iowa for November 9, Miami for December 6, Oklahoma for November 2, and Wisconsin for the second week of December. My fifth one will be Boston College most likely."
Millington talked more about Miami.
"I used to live there," he said. "I like the area, the school, and the program. They've been very impressive so far this season. They're undefeated and they have a great offensive line coach in Art Kehoe. That's who I have been talking to. We talk about my visit and how I've been playing and stuff like that. Miami's the only one that hasn't offered me so far."
Millington wasn't sure why the Canes haven't offered yet.
"I really don't know why they haven't," he said. "It doesn't matter though because they won't ask someone to visit if they don't have that intention. I have to worry more about my season. That's why I really don't have a favorite or anything like that. I just want to finish my season, enjoy my visits, and then pick one."
Millington said he'll definitely be watching the Canes on TV Saturday.
"The Florida State game is always big," he said. "But again, it's going to be Miami all the way. They're too good right now."
Millington said he is being recruited by everyone to play left tackle.
"I worked real hard this summer on my foot speed and quickness and stuff like that and I think it's starting to pay off," he said.
OL Likes Kehoe; Sets UM Visit
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