Milton gets wake up call from UT coaches

Tuesday marked the first day that college coaches could make recruiting calls to prospects. Matt Milton got his call from the Tennessee coaches at 6:00 a.m., being one of the first prospects that the Vol coaches called. Go "Inside" to get Milton's thoughts and when he will enroll at Rocky Top.

It's good to be wanted, and it's good to know about it.


Tennessee commitment Matt Milton was sound a sleep at 6:00 a.m. when his phone rang.

"I had no clue who was calling so early," Milton told "It was Coach Chaney and Coach Frank Wilson; they were all pumped up and excited. They didn't realize I was on central time."

Milton didn't mind hearing from his future coaches. Tuesday September 1 was the first day that college coaches could call prospects. Several of the top prospects across the country received a lot of calls, some earlier than others. Milton was impressed by the early morning call.

"It's always great to hear from them," Milton said. "It's good to know that I was one of the first ones on their list of calls."

Milton, a four star prospect at wide receiver, committed to the Volunteers in late July after taking an official visit with his parents to the Knoxville campus.

It appears that Milton will be arriving earlier than expected to Rocky Top.

"Right now the plans are for me to graduate in December," Milton said. "We are getting everything in order to enroll in January. I can't wait. I'm very excited about being a Volunteer."

Milton plans on taking his official visit to Tennessee the weekend of the Georgia football game.

"Coach Chaney and Coach Wilson keep telling me how much they need me now," Milton said. "That I'm very important to this recruiting class for them. Getting to go through spring ball will be a big advantage for me."

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