"It hasn't changed a thing"

Big <b>Dan Milsten</b> is the consumate team player. At 6'5" and 260-pounds, Milsten is clearly the best athlete for the Rogers Rams, yet takes everything in stride even in defeat. A perfect case in point; Dan was still upbeat and encouraged by his team's play after a 9-0 decision that went the way of the Decatur Gators.

"Our defense played good, but we have some problems," Dan told Dawgman.com Friday night after the game. "We'll fix 'em. It'll all work out in the long run. Whenever coach wants to put me in, I'm going to play my hardest."

When Milsten was in, part of his work involved going up against the human bulldozer otherwise known as JC Ronnfeldt. When Dan could get his hands on JC going laterally, he got the better of his worthy counterpart, but when Ronnfeldt got his pads down and his weight going forward, it wasn't very fair. "I went up against him a few times," said Milsten. "It was fun. It was good going up against him. I like the competition."

Even though Dan has verbally committed to the University of Washington, his ethic remains the same. "It hasn't changed a thing," he said. "If anything, It makes me want to work harder, and that's what it's all about."

Milsten was another local recruit that took advantage of an offer to attend the Washington-Michigan game. "It was awesome," said Dan. "It was a great game. It was a lot of fun. I saw JC there and a bunch of other guys too. I talked to him (Ronnfeldt) and he said that it's between Nebraska and U-Dub (Washington). I think U-Dub."

Has his verbal commitment slowed the flow of calls coming into the Milsten household, or is he still getting recruited by other schools? "Yeah, I get calls every once in a while," Dan said. "I talk to them, but I tell them I'm a verbal commit." He hasn't received any other offers this year, but in addition to his Washington offer, Dan has an offer he received from the Washington State coaches last year.

"I'm pretty sure just Washington," Dan said, when talking about official visits. "I hear from places like Oregon, but I like U-Dub. I'm going there."

Enough said.
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