Milton thrives in the trenches

Clinton (La.) Silliman Institute 2015 defensive tackle Jozie Milton enjoys mixing it up in the trenches. He plays on both sides of the ball for Silliman Institute, and at 6-foot-2, 292-pounds he is a stout figure in the middle.
It is still early in the recruiting process, but Milton has had no problems attracting college attention.
"ULL, ULM, and then West Virginia are keeping in touch with me, and Southern Miss has talked to me a little bit," Milton said. "Southern Miss sounds pretty interested like they want to offer soon and West Virginia I think they might offer soon. They seem in to me for d-tackle."
That is just how Milton likes it too.
"D-tackle is my favorite," Milton said. "You can be pretty aggressive in it. You can actually kill somebody. That's probably the best part. On offense you get in trouble for pulling somebody down or something like that."
Milton has received some letters from LSU and this fall he attended the LSU/Auburn match-up in Baton Rouge as well as a few others. There was one aspect of his visits to Baton Rouge which standout in his mind.
"When you see them on kickoff, how intense they are in the beginning, I like that a lot," Milton said.
As for favorites, of the schools showing interest, there are a few programs standing out.
"ULM, ULL, and West Virginia, those teams pretty much stand out for me," Milton said. "West Virginia is a pretty big school in general and ULL they had a phenomenal season this year, and ULM they played well against ULL. They beat them. It was a crazy game."
Milton is currently working out and getting bigger, but he is also working on his speed. He recently recorded his first sub-5.0 forty-yard dash time. He plans to put his talents on display next at the Army Combine in San Antonio.