Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer told Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Michael Carvell last week that he thought former Liberty County High School star and current Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan could be a future team captain.
In a question-and-answer style article posted to ajc.com Tuesday, Meyer said McMillan has not only lived up to the hype of being the top linebacker recruited out of Georgia last year, but has surpassed expectations as well.
“He’s aces, man,” Meyer told Carvell. “He’s an even better person leading than a player, and he’s a hell of a player. So that tells you what we got in that one. He’s a guy that shows up every day (in football), and he does great in the classroom and in the community. He should be a team captain one day at Ohio State.”
Meyer went on to say McMillan has all the intangibles that you hope to get with a player.
McMillan, a sophomore this season, is poised to be the starting middle linebacker this year since Curtis Grant graduated.
Last year, with limited playing time as a true freshman, he recorded 54 tackles, including 6½ tackles for loss,
2½ sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown for the national champions.