Running back Derrick Milton is playing his senior season at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder still holds the three offers he went in with, but has plenty of colleges taking an interest.
"I've been doing well this year," he said. "I'm not sure on my statistics, but I had two big runs the last game.
"Mainly the speed of the game has improved for me. It's really changed a lot being at Hargrave, being around players who are just as good as you. It makes you a lot better. I'm also reading my blocks better and am more patient. I must admit, I have gotten faster too since I've been here."
Milton currently holds three offers still from Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but has a number of other schools intrigued.
"I have Oklahoma State and LSU interested," he said. "They haven't offered, but they're on the verge. They just want to see what I do this semester academically.
"Virginia Tech, Virginia, Western Kentucky, Texas Tech, VMI and NC State have come through. They all just ant to see what I can do."
Is Milton starting to eye visits at all?
"Not yet, I've got to wait until I have an open weekend," he said. "I am planning on visiting some schools for officials. I plan on going to Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Memphis and Oklahoma. Oklahoma has been on me since the beginning."
While Milton maintains there are no true leaders at this time, a few schools have caught his eye.
"I'm kind of in the middle, I don't like anybody above the others, but I am interested in Mississippi State, LSU, Oklahoma State, Memphis and Ole Miss. I'm staying open," he said. "I like the tradition of those schools though.
"Mississippi State is on the rise and they compete really well. They also rotate their running backs. I like the campus and environment; it's real laid back. LSU is my hometown and home state, who wouldn't like it. They have big tradition and national championships. Oklahoma State is playing good football and my brother played at Oklahoma, so I kind of know that area a bit. I like how they run the ball. I know with Memphis I'll have a chance to go and play right off the bat."
Wherever Milton ends up, he plans to enroll after graduating on-time in May.