"I committed last night," said Milligan. "I called all three (Mississippi State) coaches (pitching coach Butch Thompson, head coach John Cohen and assistant coach Nick Mingione). I started out with Coach Thompson. They were all excited, Coach Ming started screaming (laugh). He seemed really excited; they all seemed real excited. And I was as excited as them."
Their reaction to his commitment caused him to realize how important he was to them.
"(How excited they were) made me feel great," said Milligan. "It made me feel good about what they think about me and that they are relying on me."
Committing to Mississippi State was a fairly easy process for the youngster but he still wanted to give it time before making his commitment.
As soon as I left the (Mississippi State) campus I had a pretty good idea it was where I wanted to go," said Milligan. "I liked everything about them. Their facilities are just amazing. And their coaching staff is exceptional. They were everything that I was looking for in a college. And I couldn't imagine myself going anywhere else, but I just wanted to give it some time. And I prayed about it. I then thought it was time. I thought to myself, what was I waiting for? There was nothing holding me back."
Milligan chose Mississippi State over a couple of other schools that wanted to offer him.
"Ole Miss and Arkansas were recruiting me," said Milligan, who throws his fastball 86-88 miles per hour consistently and tops out at 90. "They both told me that they were going to offer me when I visited their campuses but I hadn't done that yet."
Now that his recruitment is over, he's got one main goal for himself.
"I'm just going to continue to keep working hard and keep getting better," said Milligan.
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