Oviedo (Fla.) defensive tackle Clint McMillan participated in a number of football camps over the summer and he's hoping his performances there and this upcoming season will lead to scholarship offers. McMillan is hearing the most from four schools right now.
"I've been getting a lot of mail," McMillan said. "The four schools that are really recruiting me the most are UCF, Florida State, Florida, and Michigan State. I've been getting a lot of mail from other schools as well."
The Naval Academy, Georgia Southern, and Holy Cross also placed calls to McMillan during the May evaluation period. Clint McMillan is 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, and runs the forty-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. He will play middle linebacker for Oviedo High School this fall after playing defensive end last season. In 2001 McMillan tallied approximately 35 tackles and 3 quarterback sacks.
"(Middle linebacker) is what I'm playing in high school but as far as recruiting I'm being recruited as a defensive lineman," McMillan said. "Probably either defensive tackle or defensive end."
Clint McMillan attended football camps at UCF, Florida State, and Florida over the summer. He broke the bench press record at UCF's camp (35 reps at 175 pounds).
"I'd like to stay in Florida," McMillan said. "I'm going to have to talk to the coaches and it will be more of a family decision and what's best for me as far as academics and football."
McMillan says he grew up a fan of FSU.
"I was a real big Florida State fan when I was younger," McMillan said. "Now I'm still a Florida State fan but I'm really a fan of all the Florida schools."
Favorite football player?
"Michael Strahan, he's definitely my favorite football player," McMillan said.
Clint McMillan also is on track to academically qualify with a 3.7 grade point average and a 1050 SAT score he achieved last school year. He hopes to improve on that score when he takes the SAT again this fall.
Oviedo is located in Seminole County just north of Orlando. The Lions are coached by Greg Register and finished 8-3 last season in Class 6A, District 1. Oviedo plays in the same district as Jacksonville-Mandarin, Jacksonville-Ed White, Jacksonville-Sandalwood, DeLand, Altamonte Springs-Lake Brantley, and Sanford-Seminole. Clint McMillan is excited about Oviedo's chances this season.
"We made it to the playoffs but we lost in the first round to University," McMillan said. "Overall we had a great season. This year, as far as I feel, this will probably be the best team we've ever had as far as athletes and unity among the team."