Millington Sets Official Visits

Akim Millington, a 6-6, 302-pound offensive lineman from Wheaton North High School (IL.) is a top priority for the Badgers this recruiting season. He has narrowed down his list of favorites, and scheduled all but one official visit.

Akim Millington's senior season has started exactly as he hoped it would. Wheaton North is 6-0, and Millington has been a dominant force on both sides of the ball.

"My motor just keeps on running, going both ways. I never stop. I just keep going and going and going," Millington said. "I think it helps playing both ways. I never come out flat. I just stay focused and stay strong throughout the entire game."

Millington has stayed focused in his approach to recruiting as well. He's had coaches calling him every single night, and tons of mail pouring in, but he hasn't let his upcoming college decision affect his schoolwork or performance on the football field.

"You just have to know how to manage your time (wisely), with school and football," Millington said.

He has narrowed his decision down to five schools – Wisconsin, Iowa, Oklahoma, Miami and Boston College.

"I don't have any favorites, but I'd say the three schools I like the most are Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Iowa," Millington said. "It was pretty tough (to narrow down my list) but I did it with my heart, my gut feeling. I just picked the schools I feel the most comfortable at, the schools I could have a really good four or five years at."

Millington will visit Oklahoma Nov. 2 and Iowa Nov. 9, followed by a trips to Miami Dec. 6 and Wisconsin Dec. 13. He is in the process of setting up a fifth official visit to Boston College.

He plans to make his official decision after visiting his list of finalists. He already knows what to expect from Wisconsin. Millington has visited Madison several times, including trips to fall camp and the West Virginia game. He also attended a game at Iowa earlier this year.

"The atmosphere is the same (at Wisconsin and Iowa)," Millington said. "The fans are very into it, the students are. They are both very supportive. I feel very comfortable at both of those places…my official visits are going to be a big part of (my final decision). I want to see what the students are like, what the campus is like, but I'm still going to go where I feel the most comfortable."

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