Mills Digs Oregon's Pace

Big, physical, rangy cornerbacks are difficult to find on the prep level, though DeSoto (TX) three-star cornerback Jalen Mills fits the prototypical mold that all college coaches covet. Standing 6'0'' and 180 lbs., Mills has the frame to fill out and the skill-set to dominate at the next level.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No sir I do not have an offer from Oregon."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"Actually, I've been talking back and forth with coach Neal, the defensive backs coach. I've been talking a bunch to him. They were here in the spring, so I've been talking back and forth with him."

How often would you say that you and coach Neal are in touch?

"I e-mail him and he's been e-mailing me back, so it goes back and forth from there."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"Oregon is a great school. I'd love to go to Oregon."

What is it about Oregon that has you interested in them?

"Well Oregon is kind of like my high school here at DeSoto; they have a fast-paced offense and their defense plays well too, so they would be a very good fit for me."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm a big cornerback, but I can move like the small cornerbacks also."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after at all?

"I like Patrick Peterson and Ras-I Dowling."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I would like to see how the potential of the program is first, how they treat their players and I also want to play for a football team that knows how to win and won't bow down to anybody."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Yes, kinesiology."

What are some of the offers that you currently hold from other schools?

"Virginia, Pittsburgh, Nevada, Iowa State, Houston, Tulsa, UTEP, Kansas, I think North Texas, Baylor...and I think that's it."

Do you have a top five or a list of favorites at this point?

"Not really. I don't really have any top schools that I really just want to go to."

As far as camps and unofficial visits go, where have you been and where do you plan on going this summer?

"I've been to Kansas, Oklahoma, Houston, Baylor. Those are the schools that I've been to and I'm going the Alabama camp on the 17th of July."

Have you made any plans as far as official visits yet?

"No sir."

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