Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan is living up to everyone’s expectations so far as an Ohio State Buckeye
According to official stats posted on the university’s athletic website through Nov. 17, McMillan, a true freshman, in 10 games has tallied 17 unassisted tackles, 15 assists, four tackles for 19 yards lost, 2.5 sacks for 15 yards lost, and an interception returned 19 yards for a touchdown Oct. 4 against Maryland.
All that helped the Buckeyes to a 9-1 overall record as of Nov. 20, including a 6-0 start in the Big 10 Conference.
McMillan recently delighted the Buckeyes’ fan base in a candid conversation with Buckeye Extra reporter Bill Rabinowitz. Normally viewed as a rough-and-tumble player, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound McMillan revealed he loves to cook when he has the time. He recently treated his dorm brothers to his homemade lasagna, adding that everyone told him it tasted great. McMillan said he watched his mother cooking while growing up in Hinesville and would like to try his hand at making her homemade oxtail stew.
McMillan said his mother was a big influence in him chasing his dreams. She gave him the name Raekwon because she loved former hip-hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, whose main rapper, Corey Woods, used the stage name Raekwon.
The Buckeyes host top rival Michigan at noon Saturday.