With a 4.8 in the 40, Milan cleans 280-pounds, squats 360-pounds, and benches 280-pounds. Although he had 19 receptions and three touchdowns from his tight end position, Milan believes his future is on the other side of the line of scrimmage.
"I think defensive end is probably where I'll play. That is where most people are recruiting, and that's probably my preference," said Milan.
He collected 12 sacks last year for Wooster.
He is very much a triple threat athlete, as he plays basketball and participates in the field events for track and field.
In track, Milan won the state title in the discus with a toss of 160 feet, and his throw of 53 feet in the shot put placed him second at the state competition.
In hoops Milan made all-league where he averaged 14 points per game and pulled down 9 boards per contest.
On the football field, Milan's agility is what stands out. "My strengths are my quickness. I move side to side and my shuttle run was one of the best at the camp. I'm fast for how big I am, which helps me run down quarterbacks. It helps at defensive end," said Milan.
He enjoys football for the "team camaraderie, and I like hitting people. It's fun to get out there and fight, but then be friends afterwards."
Washington called him on September 1st as did Nevada, Cal, and Arizona.
"Cal and Nevada have offered me full rides, but Washington is giving me a lot of attention. So are Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State."
Washington loses Marcus Roberson after this year and will need to take a defensive end this year. They are turning up the heat on Milan.
"Washington told me that the look forward to seeing me out there. They haven't offered yet but I think they will. They were one of the first ones to call me. They want me to schedule a trip up there and they keep saying, ‘Think Washington.' I'm very high on them. They won the Rose Bowl, that sounds pretty good to me," said Milan.
He has already visited Nevada and will visit Cal and UW. "Those are the schools that I want to see for sure."
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