Milton has Tennessee in his top three

The new Volunteer Coaching Staff is looking for big time playmakers for Tennessee's new offense. Difference makers are wanted by Lane Kiffin and his coaching staff. Illinois wide receiver Matt Milton appears to fit the mold the Vols are looking for. Did he make it Knoxville Saturday for the Vol's spring game? Is Tennessee in his top three? InsideTennessee.com has all the answers.

Things don't always work out as planned.

For one high school prospect he and his father was enroute to Tennessee's Spring Football game, 30 minutes into the trip, the father became ill.

Illinois High School wide receiver Matt Milton had every intention on being in Knoxville Saturday afternoon, things ended up not working out that way.

"We left home and was about 30 minutes into the trip when dad became sick," Milton told InsideTennessee.com Sunday afternoon. "He is doing a lot better, I hated we didn't make it but family comes first."

Milton, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 forty, currently has offers from Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Stanford, Arizona, Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue and Kansas State.

"Tennessee is pretty high on my list right now," Milton said. "They are definitely in my top three."

Who makes up that top 3?

"Right now I would say Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee," Milton explained. "Tennessee is recruiting me harder than anyone at this point."

Milton has been impressed with the Volunteer's new coaching staff.

"I have been talking to Coach (Ed) Orgeron a lot," Milton said. "Their coaching staff really makes you feel really comfortable talking to them."

It appears that the Tennessee coaching staff has made their needs known to the talented wide out.

"They want me to be a big time playmaker for their offense," Milton said. "Coach O tells me that I'm a difference maker for the Vols."

Despite not making it the first time to Knoxville, Milton has plans to make it to the Rocky Top in the near future.

"I will get there sometime this spring or early summer," Milton said. "I definitely want to see for myself what all the excitement is all about."


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