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UGA still among McMillan’s contenders

Liberty Co. star linebacker has conversation with Richt

POSTED: July 25, 2013 9:55 a.m.
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Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan takes down a Bradwell Tiger in last year’s regular-season opener. McMillan might consider staying in state, according to one recent report.

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According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the University of Georgia still is in contention of landing heavily recruited Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
The incoming senior recently was in Athens to attend UGA’s annual Dawg Night. Ohio State still seems to be the school to beat, but UGA appears to have caught McMillan’s attention. On the paper’s website Monday, McMillan told the AJC that Ohio State and Alabama are at the top followed by Clemson, but added Georgia and Florida still are in the hunt.
The linebacker said he is attempting to take all five of his official visits, and that Bulldogs coach Mark Richt told him everything he was looking for out of state could be found at UGA.
“I definitely feel like UGA, they are serious about me,” McMillan told the AJC. “I don’t have a problem with staying in state. After having that conversation with coach Richt, it just makes more sense to stay home. He gave me some things to think about.”
And while he might be considering staying in state, McMillan still took a detour out of state before heading home this weekend, making an unofficial visit to Auburn, according to writer Ricky Widmer.
Widmer reported McMillan popped in for an unofficial visit as the campus was hosting the nation’s top 10 junior-college recruits.
McMillan said he will attend the Friday Night Lights camp at Ohio State this weekend.
The highly coveted standout has offers from Bowl Championship Series schools across the nation and plans to announce his commitment this winter.
He said he plans to focus on his upcoming final season as a Panther looking to help the team earn a playoff spot.
Former UGA football player and current LCHS football coach Kirk Warner accompanied McMillan to Dawg Night, but McMillan said his coach has not pushed or tried to influence him into attending UGA.
McMillan will miss the first two days of the Panthers’ three-day intensive football camp set for next Monday through Wednesday. The players will gather at 8 a.m. each day and run football-related activities and drills before slipping into full-gear practice, which starts Aug. 1.
The Panthers will play in Brunswick for a preseason scrimmage against Glynn County at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 before hosting Bradwell to open the regular season Aug. 30.

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