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RB Milton takes Mississippi State official

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Three-star running back Derrick Milton out of Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy took an official visit this past weekend to Mississippi State. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder broke down the trip and what's next.
"It went well," he said. "They took good care of me. I just had a good time and I liked how the program is based around family. It helped they made me feel I fit in and everybody sticks together, that's what they do."
What did Milton do on the trip?
"Well, they showed us all around the campus," he said. "My host was Vick Ballard, another running back. He showed me all around and it was real good. He had a good personality. LaDarius Perkins had a good personality also. I felt a really good vibe between those guys."
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Milton spent more time learning about the offense.
"I sat down with coach and they went over the offense and how they run it," he said. "They talked about how they call plays and talked a lot about those types of things. I consistently felt like I was in the program up there."
Before leaving earlier today, Milton sat down with Dan Mullen.
"I sat down and talked to Coach Mullen," he said. "I talked about how I had a good time and I told him they made me feel at home. I had a really good visit, they took care of me and weren't nudging me to do anything I didn't want to do.
"I liked how everything was based around family. They don't just have a few guys that go out, you see the whole team together and I really liked that. I like that strong trust with them and they were truthful with me about my chance to play as a freshman."
Now up, Milton will head to Tennessee next week.
"I have the Tennessee official next week," he said. "Basically, I want them to show me a good time and make me feel at home. I also want to see where I might spend the next four or five years, where I fit in best."
Milton maintains North Carolina is still in the picture despite no offer. In addition, LSU has joined the fray but has yet to offer.
"LSU is coming into the mix," he said. "They're supposed to let me know if something opens up, I have to get back to them when I get back to school."
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