McMillon: Michigan Visit 'Opened my Eyes'

Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High 2015 outside linebacker Joshua McMillon took in his first visit to Michigan on Friday. he talks about his visit, his thoughts on the Wolverines, his conversation with the coaching staff, things he learned about the university and more inside.

2015 three-star outside linebacker Joshua McMillon was offered by Michigan back in January, on Friday he made his way to Ann Arbor for his first campus visit.

"Everything was great," he told GoBlueWolverine. " From the tour. From the place we ate at. To the facilities, the stadium -- it was just wonderful."

And after his visit, McMillon said if he wasn't seriously considering Michigan before, he "most definitely" is considering them now.

"Pretty much everything opened my eyes today," McMillon said. "I learned a lot about Michigan that I didn't before. I didn't know Tom Brady came out of Michigan. I didn't know Larry Foote. Lamar Woodley, Charles Woodson and all the great athletes they have in the NFL came out of Michigan. They have a great fan base and alumni. Their funding they get for academics and athletics is just tremendous. I found out a lot information today. Everything was great."

The Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven High also spent some quality time with Michigan coach Brady Hoke during his visit. The U-M headman gave him a strong academic push during his stay.

"He said I was here for academics first," McMillon said on his conversation with Hoke. "He wanted to make sure I was serious about getting my education and being a better athlete for them."

McMillon had a chance to talk with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who also serves as the U-M linebackers coach. McMillon said Mattison mentioned his NFL experience with the Ravens. However, Mattison mostly talked about developing him as a better person on and off the field.

"The conversation went great," McMillon said on his talk with Mattison. "He didn't talk too much about his NFL experience. He just wants to make me a better man. He wants to make me a better linebacker."

Education is important to McMillon. He is considering aerospace engineering as possible major and took in a tour of the academic facilities during his visit.

"We took a tour of the aerospace engineering," McMillon said. "We talked with the professors and sat down with them for about an hour. We were just talking about the aeronautical program and the internship that they have and everything that they offer."

At 6-foot-4, 245-pounds, McMillon currently holds notable offers from Alabama, Auburn and Ohio State. And will taking in a visit to OSU today.

As far as Michigan is concerned, McMillon said he will "definitely" make it back again sometime soon.

"I would love to come up there and visit Michigan again," McMillon said. "If it wasn't so far away then I would comeback all the time. Most definitely will try to make it back for an official visit."

McMillon said he would like to make his final decision by the end of the summer.


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